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Most Primitive: 1,915th Most Armed: 2,184th Largest Gambling Industry: 2,997th
The White Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Regions Will Fall
Regional Influence
Nipper
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Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Rare

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The White Republic of Palix is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by John Snow with an iron fist, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, anti-smoking policies, and lack of airports. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 14.287 billion Palixians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The minute, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Law & Order, with Defense also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of White City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.8%.

The powerhouse Palixian economy, worth 915 trillion palixes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 64,107 palixes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 230,049 per year while the poor average 12,803, a ratio of 18.0 to 1.

Randomly bombing neighboring countries has become the new national sport, giant no-kill traps baited with Bapst Red Ribbon and vintage bicycles have been popping up in back alleys nationwide, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, and derelict airplanes have been converted into novelty restaurants and hotels. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Palix's national animal is the mammoth, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Palixism.

Palix is ranked 94,691st in the world and 3,047th in Lazarus for Most Devout, with 18.24 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Primitive: 1,915thMost Armed: 2,184thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,997thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,419thLargest Populations: 7,042ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,847thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 10,410thHighest Economic Output: 11,534thMost Avoided: 12,349thLargest Retail Industry: 13,750thLargest Black Market: 14,531stHighest Crime Rates: 16,295thMost Ignorant Citizens: 17,700th
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Most Primitive: 89th in the regionMost Armed: 94th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 148th in the regionLargest Populations: 248th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 277th in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 316th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 415th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 490th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 522nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 557th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 558th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 563rd in the regionMost Avoided: 572nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Palix's influence in Lazarus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Palix was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Palix, derelict airplanes have been converted into novelty restaurants and hotels.
  • : Palix was reclassified from "Corporate Police State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Palix's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Palix was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Palix's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Palix was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Palix's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Palix, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail.

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