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Most Devout: 2,017thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,426thBest Weather: 7,757th
The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
pro fide et patria
Influence
Dealmaker
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Paternalis

Population1.511 billion

CapitalMorea
LeaderBartholomew VI

CurrencyDenar
AnimalEagle

The Kingdom of Paternalis is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Bartholomew VI with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, prohibition of alcohol, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, devout population of 1.511 billion Paternalians 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 enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Morea. The average income tax rate is 80.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Paternalian economy, worth 144 trillion Denars a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 95,850 Denars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card, Harry Potter conventions are closely watched by the government for any signs of 'dueling', euthanasia is illegal, and Eagles that venture near secret military bases are routinely executed for espionage. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Paternalis's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Paternalis is ranked 178,559th in the world and 68th in Greater Cyngland for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.94 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Devout: 2,017thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,426thBest Weather: 7,757thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,712thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,791stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,112thLowest Crime Rates: 10,426thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,563rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,606thHealthiest Citizens: 11,705thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 12,436thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,186thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,966thMost Developed: 15,370thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,425thMost Efficient Economies: 15,516thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,802ndMost Cultured: 18,919thLargest Governments: 19,266thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,443rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,664thSafest: 23,547th
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Best Weather: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Paternalis, Eagles that venture near secret military bases are routinely executed for espionage.
  • : Following new legislation in Paternalis, euthanasia is illegal.
  • : Paternalis was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Paternalis, Harry Potter conventions are closely watched by the government for any signs of 'dueling'.
  • : Following new legislation in Paternalis, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card.
  • : Following new legislation in Paternalis, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • : Following new legislation in Paternalis, manufacturers of biodegradable plastics have to wait for months to show evidence of organic decomposition.
  • : Following new legislation in Paternalis, trick-or-treaters and circus clowns have been arrested under suspicion of being renegade vigilantes.
  • : Paternalis was endorsed by The Great Empire of Konahrik.
  • : Following new legislation in Paternalis, directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Morea as a backdrop.

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