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Largest Insurance Industry: 659th Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,413th Most Efficient Economies: 2,550th
The United States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
A Land of Perfection
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Pantorrum

Population13.799 billion

CapitalCormiar
LeaderPresident Tom Connolly
FaithChristianity

CurrencyPantorran Dollar
AnimalDodo Bird

The United States of Pantorrum is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by President Tom Connolly with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, sprawling nuclear power plants, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 13.799 billion Pantorrans 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cormiar. The average income tax rate is 7.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Pantorrumian economy, worth a remarkable 2,446 trillion Pantorran Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 177,282 Pantorran Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Polite commuters on the Cormiar Metro always let hurried workers off the train first, stony-faced prosecutors play loud gangster rap music during court proceedings, only clowns with PhDs from clown college can advise President Tom Connolly on Pantorrum's coulrophobia epidemic, and short shrift is being given to applications for political asylum from illegal immigrants. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Pantorrum's national animal is the Dodo Bird, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Christianity.

Pantorrum is ranked 28,349th in the world and 956th in Lazarus for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 659thTop
5%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,413thMost Efficient Economies: 2,550thLargest Retail Industry: 2,714thLargest Mining Sector: 2,919thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,243rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,874thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,898thMost Devout: 3,936thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,304thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,427thFattest Citizens: 4,534thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,535thHighest Economic Output: 4,647thLowest Crime Rates: 4,945thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,134thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,410thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,488thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,523rdHighest Average Incomes: 8,056thTop
10%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,537thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,949thLargest Black Market: 11,743rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,679thLargest Populations: 12,814thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,077th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 33rd in the regionTop
5%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 132nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 140th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 144th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 161st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 211th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 217th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 223rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 225th in the regionMost Devout: 227th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 227th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 236th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 260th in the regionFattest Citizens: 289th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 292nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 303rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 347th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 388th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 411th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 423rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 473rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 489th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 493rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 684th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pantorrum's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Pantorrum's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Pantorrum was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes and the Top 10% for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Pantorrum was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Pantorrum ceased to exist in Osiris.
  • : Pantorrum's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Pantorrum's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Pantorrum's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Pantorrum's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Pantorrum was refounded in Osiris.

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