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Most Cultured: 631stMost Valuable International Artwork: 740thMost Cheerful Citizens: 890th
The Sacred Serene Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Soaring Into Eternity
Influence
Ambassador
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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Pangurstan

Population8.432 billion

CapitalAlkapol
LeaderPresident Arnold Brent

Currencydollar
Animaleagle

The Sacred Serene Republic of Pangurstan is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President Arnold Brent with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.432 billion Pangurs are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alkapol. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Pangur economy, worth a remarkable 1,688 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 200,257 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming, government employees have reverted to carrier pigeon due to never-ending virus scans, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads, and therapists can always squeeze in another house-call. Crime is totally unknown. Pangurstan's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Pangurstan is ranked 7,541st in the world and 7th in Aros Elyium for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 8,535.5 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Most Cultured: 631stMost Valuable International Artwork: 740thMost Cheerful Citizens: 890thHighest Food Quality: 920thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,143rdNicest Citizens: 1,276thMost Politically Free: 1,286thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,291stMost Inclusive: 1,316thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,415thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,428thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,440thMost Devout: 1,564thMost Developed: 1,712thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,779thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,789thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,026thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,081stLargest Governments: 2,157thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,225thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,336thBest Weather: 2,386thHealthiest Citizens: 2,614thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,813thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,906thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,985thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,806thMost Patriotic: 4,052ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,523rdLowest Crime Rates: 4,881stMost Efficient Economies: 5,433rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,676thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,040thMost Pacifist: 7,412thHighest Average Incomes: 7,459thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,541stRudest Citizens: 7,939thMost Armed: 10,502ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,443rdSafest: 11,671stHighest Economic Output: 11,908thTop
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Most Income Equality: 18,277th
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Healthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pangurstan, therapists can always squeeze in another house-call.
  • : Following new legislation in Pangurstan, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads.
  • : Pangurstan published "History of Pangurstan [WIP]" (Factbook: History).
  • : Following new legislation in Pangurstan, government employees have reverted to carrier pigeon due to never-ending virus scans.
  • : Following new legislation in Pangurstan, sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in Pangurstan, the World Sacred Serene Republic Games have been won again by Pangurstan as no other country cares enough to compete.
  • : Pangurstan voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Rights for Crime Victims Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Pangurstan, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers.
  • : Following new legislation in Pangurstan, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea.
  • : Following new legislation in Pangurstan, citizens no longer take selfies with their dead relatives at funerals.

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Endorsements Received: 4 » Kartof, Roylaii, Amenskerra, and Kreigswaffe.

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