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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,203rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,734thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,315th
The Confederation of
New York Times Democracy
per aspera ad astra
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Pantoufle

Population11.815 billion

CapitalOrchard Hills
LeaderOtto Engel

CurrencyPantouflian Dollar
AnimalEagle

The Confederation of Pantoufle is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Otto Engel with a fair hand, and renowned for its aversion to nipples, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 11.815 billion Pantouflians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt 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 96.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Pantouflian economy, worth a remarkable 1,531 trillion Pantouflian Dollars a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 129,639 Pantouflian Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 467,963 per year while the poor average 25,655, a ratio of 18.2 to 1.

Victims of crime are viewed as less trustworthy than politicians, gun-wielding criminals always wear appropriate eye and ear protection, lending firms are subject to strict government regulations, and fashion magazine covers finally display realistic body images following photo-manipulation becoming illegal. 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 Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Pantoufle is ranked 132,776th in the world and 268th in Wintreath for Least Corrupt Governments, with 91.53 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,203rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,734thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,315thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,631stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,780thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,898thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,287thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,670thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,385thMost Developed: 4,701stLargest Governments: 4,708thMost Influential: 4,762ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,774thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,071stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,228thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,243rdBest Weather: 5,783rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,220thMost Cultured: 7,266thLowest Crime Rates: 7,532ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,590thNicest Citizens: 7,636thSmartest Citizens: 7,849thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 9,505thHighest Economic Output: 9,515thSafest: 9,876thMost Secular: 10,373rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,034thMost Pacifist: 11,041stMost Efficient Economies: 14,873rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,977th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionBest Weather: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 18th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 21st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 23rd in the regionMost Cultured: 23rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24th in the regionNicest Citizens: 25th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Secular: 32nd in the regionSafest: 33rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 35th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pantoufle was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Pantoufle, fashion magazine covers finally display realistic body images following photo-manipulation becoming illegal.
  • : Pantoufle's influence in Wintreath fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".
  • : Pantoufle's influence in Wintreath rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Following new legislation in Pantoufle, lending firms are subject to strict government regulations.
  • : Pantoufle's influence in Wintreath fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".
  • : Pantoufle was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Pantoufle's influence in Wintreath rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Pantoufle's influence in Wintreath fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".
  • : Pantoufle lodged a message on the Wintreath Regional Message Board.

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