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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,024thMost Influential: 1,743rdMost Secular: 4,273rd
The Emirate of
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Emir Salsalani
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Population1.439 billion

LeaderEmir Salsalani


The Emirate of Panterastan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Emir Salsalani with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.439 billion Panteras 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Anselmo. The average income tax rate is 58.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Panterastani economy, worth 253 trillion Dimebags a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 176,289 Dimebags, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence, all artwork is carefully screened for offensive material, the nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy, and asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Panterastan's national animal is the Panther, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Islam.

Panterastan is ranked 144,372nd in the world and 7,306th in The North Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 3.4 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,024thMost Influential: 1,743rdTop
Most Secular: 4,273rdLargest Insurance Industry: 4,428thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,260thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,694thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,754thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,041stMost Patriotic: 7,395thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,702ndMost Corrupt Governments: 7,734thMost Efficient Economies: 7,880thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,805thLargest Mining Sector: 9,095thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,114thHighest Average Incomes: 10,178thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,570thLargest Black Market: 12,126thHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,205thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 13,677thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,356thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,956thMost Developed: 16,085thHealthiest Citizens: 16,283rdLargest Retail Industry: 17,157thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,164thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,181stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,542ndLargest Governments: 19,785thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21,555thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,569th
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 178th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 200th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 207th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 232nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 232nd in the regionMost Secular: 238th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 247th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 254th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 261st in the regionLargest Black Market: 267th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 288th in the regionMost Patriotic: 309th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 426th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 470th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 488th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 498th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 539th in the regionMost Influential: 557th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 570th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 623rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 694th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 710th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 723rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 767th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 799th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 838th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 865th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 871st in the regionMost Developed: 885th in the regionLargest Governments: 945th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 972nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1,307th in the regionMost Cultured: 1,390th in the region

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