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Largest Agricultural Sector: 655th Most Efficient Economies: 3,353rd Most Secular: 3,622nd
The Grand Duchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
His Excellency, the Grand Duke, is deciding matters...
Regional Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
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 remarkable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 5.176 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 948 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 5,647th in the world and 164th in Osiris for Most Cultured, scoring 140 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 655thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 3,353rdMost Secular: 3,622ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,170thMost Cultured: 5,647thHighest Average Incomes: 6,153rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,539thMost Developed: 7,319thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,872ndTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,140thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,206thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,675thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,765thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,482ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,087thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,247thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,002ndRudest Citizens: 11,002ndHighest Economic Output: 11,105thSmartest Citizens: 11,368thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,705thLargest Retail Industry: 11,762ndLargest Governments: 12,141stLongest Average Lifespans: 12,696thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,820thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,036th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 28th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 95th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 147th in the regionMost Cultured: 164th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 185th in the regionMost Developed: 220th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 221st in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 264th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 272nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 280th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 289th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 291st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 308th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 337th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 357th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 385th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 398th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 412th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 436th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, Grand Duke Valentinian XII's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, the government merely sends empty platitudes whenever natural disasters strike foreign nations.
  • : 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".

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