Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th Largest Agricultural Sector: 7th Most Secular: 26th
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Death before dishonour!
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Empire of Pullenstein is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 29.085 billion Pullensteinians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The tiny, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. 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 a remarkable 8,829 trillion marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Tourism, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 303,586 marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Most people suffer from some form of hearing loss, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, the government spends millions of marks every year prosecuting spammers, and future leaders of Pullenstein regularly dismiss pressing political issues when available options don't conform to their worldview. Crime is totally unknown. Pullenstein's national animal is the tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Pullenstein is ranked 144,617th in the world and 4,277th in Lazarus for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -9.4 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 6thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7thMost Secular: 26thLargest Populations: 138thHighest Economic Output: 269thMost Developed: 295thLargest Black Market: 436thMost Beautiful Environments: 448thSmartest Citizens: 607thMost Scientifically Advanced: 655thLongest Average Lifespans: 702ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 872ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 933rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,152ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,236thLargest Retail Industry: 1,243rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,297thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,308thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1,598thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,010thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,657thRudest Citizens: 5,204thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,834thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,864thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,022ndTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 12,405thLowest Crime Rates: 13,035thMost Stationary: 13,116thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,290th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 20th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 28th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 44th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 51st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 57th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 59th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 61st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 66th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 67th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 72nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 153rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 166th in the regionMost Stationary: 177th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 252nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 252nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 276th in the regionMost Influential: 381st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, future leaders of Pullenstein regularly dismiss pressing political issues when available options don't conform to their worldview.
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, the government spends millions of marks every year prosecuting spammers.
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up.
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, most people suffer from some form of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list.
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, no one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed.
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, major cities are suffering under water rationing.
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, animal liberationists receive government funding to break into animal research labs.
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, the people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth.

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