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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,521st Highest Disposable Incomes: 11,716th Largest Retail Industry: 11,907th
The Republic of
Corporate Police State
Por la razón o la fuerza
Influence
Diplomat
High Justice / Deputy Prime Minister
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Rare

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Paleno

Population4.574 billion

CapitalSantiago
LeaderPresident Felipe Kast
FaithCatholicism

CurrencySouth American Dollar
AnimalAndean Condor

The Republic of Paleno is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Felipe Kast with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, suspicion of poets, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 4.574 billion Paleneans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Santiago. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.1%.

The very strong Palenean economy, worth 377 trillion South American Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Average income is 82,523 South American Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 313,682 per year while the poor average 15,054, a ratio of 20.8 to 1.

Door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes', skateparks can be found in every city, 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office, and anti-government web sites are springing up. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Paleno's national animal is the Andean Condor, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Paleno is ranked 15,242nd in the world and 3rd in United Nations of Earthlings for Fattest Citizens, with 15.43 Obesity Rate.

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Highest Disposable Incomes: 11,716thLargest Retail Industry: 11,907thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,123rdFattest Citizens: 15,242ndLargest Mining Sector: 15,790th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the region

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