by Max Barry

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 708th Most Efficient Economies: 3,295th Most Secular: 3,630th
The Grand Duchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
His Excellency, the Grand Duke, is deciding matters...
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Grand Duchy of Pallamara is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Grand Duke Valentinian XII with an even hand, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, daily referendums, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 5.457 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 55.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Pallamaran economy, worth a remarkable 1,000 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 183,260 Guilders, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 628,723 per year while the poor average 39,204, a ratio of 16.0 to 1.

Counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, Grand Duke Valentinian XII's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, and the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon. 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 9,093rd in the world and 468th in Osiris for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring 16,039.3 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 708thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 3,295thMost Secular: 3,630thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,910thMost Cultured: 5,639thHighest Average Incomes: 6,168thLowest Crime Rates: 6,418thMost Developed: 7,533rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,582ndTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,272ndMost Corrupt Governments: 8,354thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,361stMost Beautiful Environments: 9,046thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,093rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,629thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,705thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,351stHighest Economic Output: 10,569thLargest Retail Industry: 11,198thRudest Citizens: 11,297thSmartest Citizens: 11,511thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,788thLargest Governments: 11,813thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,396thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,518thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,883rd
Largest Agricultural Sector: 29th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 98th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 155th in the regionMost Cultured: 179th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 205th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 233rd in the regionMost Developed: 236th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 287th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 292nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 302nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 302nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 315th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 321st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 367th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 391st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 419th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 437th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 453rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 457th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 461st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 468th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 474th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pallamara was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Pallamara's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Pallamara was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Pallamara's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Pallamara's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Pallamara's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Pallamara was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Pallamara ceased to exist in Osiris.
  • : Pallamara's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Pallamara was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.


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