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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,081st Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,541st Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,039th
The Fourth Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
habeant licentiam libertatemque
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Pantoufle

Population9.434 billion

CapitalOrchard Hills
LeaderMarkus Jäger

CurrencyMarque
AnimalEurasian Sparrowhawk

The Fourth Republic of Pantoufle is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Markus Jäger with an even hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, ubiquitous missile silos, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, hard-working, cheerful population of 9.434 billion Pantouflians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Orchard Hills. The average income tax rate is 96.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Pantouflian economy, worth a remarkable 1,138 trillion Marques a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 120,659 Marques, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 499,306 per year while the poor average 19,142, a ratio of 26.1 to 1.

Camera crews have accompanied conscripted dancers to film 'Marching On Ice', group photos of the members of parliament are often mistaken for family reunions, children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-Marque charge on their phone bill, and fiscal policy hawks decry the sizable "panem et circenses" fund added to the public budget. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pantoufle's national animal is the Eurasian Sparrowhawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Pantoufle is ranked 115,893rd in the world and 242nd in Wintreath for Least Corrupt Governments, with 92.04 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,081stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,541stTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,039thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,426thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,694thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,108thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,133rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,142ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,979thMost Influential: 4,189thMost Developed: 4,191stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,370thLargest Governments: 4,640thMost Pacifist: 4,782ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,171stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,291stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,575thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,617thBest Weather: 5,638thNicest Citizens: 5,959thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,113thHealthiest Citizens: 6,403rdLowest Crime Rates: 7,308thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,643rdTop
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Most Cultured: 8,596thSmartest Citizens: 8,607thSafest: 8,786thMost Secular: 10,219thHighest Economic Output: 10,951stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,503rd
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 12th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionBest Weather: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 19th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionSafest: 24th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 25th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 25th in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 26th in the regionMost Cultured: 26th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 26th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pantoufle, fiscal policy hawks decry the sizable "panem et circenses" fund added to the public budget.
  • : Following new legislation in Pantoufle, children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-Marque charge on their phone bill.
  • : Following new legislation in Pantoufle, group photos of the members of parliament are often mistaken for family reunions.
  • : Following new legislation in Pantoufle, camera crews have accompanied conscripted dancers to film 'Marching On Ice'.
  • : Pantoufle was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest.
  • : Following new legislation in Pantoufle, lawyers are ordering red ink and 'Cease and Desist' rubber stamps in preparation for the return of copyright law.
  • : Following new legislation in Pantoufle, nursing mothers are often arrested for indecent exposure.
  • : Pantoufle published "70th Pantouflian Congress To Fully Ban Polygamy" (Bulletin: Policy).
  • : Following new legislation in Pantoufle, students who do not recite the national anthem each morning have to drop and give their teacher 50.
  • : Pantoufle lodged a message on the Wintreath Regional Message Board.

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