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Largest Agricultural Sector: 644th Most Efficient Economies: 3,373rd Most Secular: 3,724th
The Grand Duchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
His Excellency, the Grand Duke, is deciding matters...
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Grand Duchy of Pallamara is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Grand Duke Valentinian XII with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 4.974 billion Pallamarans 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vrijpoort. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 57.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Pallamaran economy, worth 909 trillion Guilders a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 182,943 Guilders, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 629,789 per year while the poor average 38,934, a ratio of 16.2 to 1.

Vitriolic divorce proceedings have become prime-time television, camera crews have accompanied conscripted dancers to film 'Marching On Ice', police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints, and unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pallamara's national animal is the Land Crab, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Secular Nationalism.

Pallamara is ranked 53,324th in the world and 80th in Renegade Islands Alliance for Most Pro-Market, scoring 58.22 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 644thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 3,373rdMost Secular: 3,724thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,238thMost Cultured: 5,818thHighest Average Incomes: 6,113thLowest Crime Rates: 6,709thMost Developed: 7,437thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,075thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,597thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,676thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,081stTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 9,372ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,840thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,534thRudest Citizens: 10,946thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,959thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,573rdHighest Economic Output: 11,635thSmartest Citizens: 11,709thLargest Retail Industry: 11,822ndLargest Governments: 12,203rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,826thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,142ndLongest Average Lifespans: 13,290thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,555thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,735th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 21st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionMost Developed: 27th in the regionLargest Governments: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 30th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 32nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 32nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 32nd in the regionLargest Populations: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pallamara was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Pallamara was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Pallamara was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, camera crews have accompanied conscripted dancers to film 'Marching On Ice'.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, vitriolic divorce proceedings have become prime-time television.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, remote-control hang-gliding scarecrows patrol the skies to keep songbirds from leaving the nation's borders.
  • : Pallamara was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance".

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