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The Empire of Pullenstein

“Death before dishonour!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
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Location: Lazarus

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Empire of Pullenstein is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 35.386 billion Pullensteinians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Education, although Defense is also considered important, while Spirituality and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pullenstein City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Pullensteinian economy, worth an astonishing 12,274 trillion marks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 346,871 marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal, vacationing Pullensteinians expect to be treated as royalty, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, and 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners. Crime is totally unknown. Pullenstein's national animal is the tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Pullenstein is ranked 388th in the world and 21st in Lazarus for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 581.92 on the Hayek Index.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 8thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 24thMost Secular: 115thLargest Populations: 126thHighest Economic Output: 203rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 372ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 388thSmartest Citizens: 478thMost Scientifically Advanced: 500thLargest Information Technology Sector: 568thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 619thLargest Black Market: 653rdLargest Publishing Industry: 706thHighest Average Incomes: 934thMost Beautiful Environments: 944thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,044thMost Efficient Economies: 1,127thMost Developed: 1,183rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,293rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,571stTop
Rudest Citizens: 1,714thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,398thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,578thLargest Retail Industry: 3,747thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,154thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,227thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,453rdMost Stationary: 5,513thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,001stTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 10,462ndMost Influential: 11,168thNudest: 13,301stMost Corrupt Governments: 15,736thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,284thHighest Drug Use: 16,348thHealthiest Citizens: 16,721st
Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 21st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Black Market: 33rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 35th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 37th in the regionMost Developed: 39th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 48th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 51st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 52nd in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 64th in the regionMost Stationary: 102nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 115th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 115th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 175th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 186th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 234th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 235th in the regionMost Influential: 274th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 340th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 491st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 517th in the regionNudest: 518th in the region

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