|Leader||José Antonio de Rodríguez|
The Semi-Autonomous Region of Pattalania is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by José Antonio de Rodríguez with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, compulsory military service, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.547 billion Pattalanians 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, moralistic government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pattalania. The average income tax rate is 65.9%.
The frighteningly efficient Pattalan economy, worth 464 trillion Mattalanian Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 182,302 Mattalanian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.
An underground group of geologists hides new discoveries to protect them from being destroyed in the name of safety, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament, women are often jailed for failing to fetch their husbands' slippers, and women can do what they like if they do what they are told. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pattalania's national animal is the Arctic Penguin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Mattalanity.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Pattalania's influence in Union of Shoddy Subaverage Republics rose from "Newcomer" to "Apprentice".
- : Following new legislation in Pattalania, women can do what they like if they do what they are told.
- : Pattalania relocated from Balder to Union of Shoddy Subaverage Republics.
- : Pattalania altered its national flag.
- : Pattalania was refounded in Balder.
- : Pattalania ceased to exist in Union of Shoddy Subaverage Republics.
- : Pattalania's influence in Union of Shoddy Subaverage Republics fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
- : Pattalania changed its national nation type to "Semi-Autonomous Region".
- : Pattalania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
- : Following new legislation in Pattalania, women are often jailed for failing to fetch their husbands' slippers.