“Bankrupt but at least happy!”
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: 10000 Islands
The Republic of Portugalzit is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Prime Minister Passos Coelho with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 1.677 billion 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.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of the Environment, Education, and Social Welfare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lisbonzit. The average income tax rate is 74%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.
The importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, the welfare administration's new sweeping authority has forced the poor and needy to shop from pre-approved grocery lists, and badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Portugalzit's national animal is the Bankrupt, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Euro.
Most Recent Government Activity: 21 days ago
- 8 days ago: Portugalzit was endorsed by The Queendom of Ayunli.
- 15 days ago: Portugalzit was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Happiest Citizens.
- 30 days ago: Portugalzit was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
- 33 days ago: Portugalzit was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 33 days ago: Portugalzit was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 34 days ago: Portugalzit was endorsed by The Holy Empire of The Blessed and Almighty Bog.
- 37 days ago: Portugalzit was endorsed by The Republic of Ostroma.
- 38 days ago: Portugalzit was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed.
- 38 days ago: Portugalzit was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Developed.
- 46 days ago: Portugalzit was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
Endorsements Received: 25 (Imbarien, Tzo, Ilstoria, Voodoo garden, Spadanera, Splanger, Isoldi, Moogs World, Eat_aly, Arkhane, The Republic of Michigan, Rex Republic, Cammiwoo, Republic of VEW, Lubnid, Stas Nikitin, Ikhlaqistan, Aditya Mahalwar, Republic of Carl, Woonsocket, Glaciacium, United Republic of India, Ostroma, The Blessed and Almighty Bog, Ayunli)