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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,949thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,925thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,367th
The Coalition of Raiders of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.213 billion

CapitalVault city
LeaderLafayette the II

CurrencyPaltic coin
AnimalFish holding a gun

The Coalition of Raiders of Palt is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lafayette the II with an iron fist, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, infamous sell-swords, and fear of technology. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.213 billion Paltics 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vault city. The average income tax rate is 88.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Paltian economy, worth 184 trillion Paltic coins a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 152,329 Paltic coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Aides are afraid to ask if Lafayette the II wants a cup of tea or coffee, arguments about toilet seats being left up or down get surprisingly heated, the intelligence community is playing 4-D chess with an imaginary spy network, and bags of fertiliser come with detailed instructions for not making explosives. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Palt's national animal is the Fish holding a gun, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Palt is ranked 2,925th in the world and 9th in United Kingdom for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring 45,935.56 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,949thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,925thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,367thMost Patriotic: 3,836thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,161stMost Corrupt Governments: 5,563rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,650thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,075thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,730thLowest Crime Rates: 11,576thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,813thLargest Governments: 12,969thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,198thLargest Insurance Industry: 13,729thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 15,992ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,432ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,462ndLargest Black Market: 16,581stLargest Welfare Programs: 17,066thMost Developed: 17,792ndLongest Average Lifespans: 19,842ndHighest Poor Incomes: 20,281stMost Subsidized Industry: 20,632ndMost Beautiful Environments: 22,473rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22,906thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24,394thMost Advanced Public Education: 26,276thMost Efficient Economies: 27,405thMost Influential: 27,803rdMost Secular: 29,274th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionTop
Most Patriotic: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 32nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 35th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 36th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 40th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 49th in the regionLargest Governments: 50th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 59th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 60th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 64th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 65th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 74th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 76th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 77th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 91st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 92nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 94th in the region

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