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Largest Agricultural Sector: 623rd Most Efficient Economies: 3,433rd Most Secular: 3,640th
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, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Grand Duke Valentinian XII with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, ubiquitous missile silos, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 4.803 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 55.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Pallamaran economy, worth 877 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 182,727 Guilders, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 629,046 per year while the poor average 38,888, a ratio of 16.2 to 1.

Stoned tourists don't tend to remember much about their holidays here, according to the latest national census as many as two-thirds of the respondents possibly consider 'violet' their favorite color, the new "Bloodbath" orange tree autonomously seeks and destroys independent orchards, and party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance". 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 174,787th in the world and 416th in Renegade Islands Alliance for Most Devout, with 4 Prayers Per Hour.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 623rdTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 3,433rdMost Secular: 3,640thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,339thMost Cultured: 5,829thHighest Average Incomes: 6,074thLowest Crime Rates: 6,782ndMost Developed: 7,403rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,071stMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,550thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,990thRudest Citizens: 9,524thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,551stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,762ndMost Beautiful Environments: 10,024thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,837thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,875thLargest Retail Industry: 11,126thSmartest Citizens: 11,495thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,697thHighest Economic Output: 12,134thLargest Governments: 12,518thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,708thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,366thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,807thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,987th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionRudest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 20th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 25th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 28th in the regionMost Developed: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 31st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 33rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 37th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Governments: 37th in the regionLargest Populations: 38th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 39th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance".
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, the new "Bloodbath" orange tree autonomously seeks and destroys independent orchards.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, according to the latest national census as many as two-thirds of the respondents possibly consider 'violet' their favorite color.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, stoned tourists don't tend to remember much about their holidays here.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, religious bigotry and a fear of outsiders have replaced religious studies in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, lawyers turn down litigation cases and corporate work in order to focus on lucrative public defence work.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, colonials are offended to find a local animal has been re-named the 'Furry Four-Legged Marsupial Land Crab'.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, the government tries not to listen to the people unless it absolutely has to.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallamara, violent criminals are doomed to be hunted by a psychotic billionaire.

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