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Rudest Citizens: 572ndHighest Crime Rates: 581stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 649th
The Semi Holy Purple Oligarchy of
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Population3.493 billion

LeaderOligarch Maestro


The Semi Holy Purple Oligarchy of Pelariac is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Oligarch Maestro with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, complete lack of prisons, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 3.493 billion Pelariacians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Industry, with Healthcare also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pirouline. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Pelariacian economy, worth 709 trillion Pelarcians a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 203,136 Pelarcians, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

There are no more heroes any more, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, ironic death by tasering is on the rise amongst door-to-door taser salesmen, and there's an aura of pseudoscience around academia. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Pelariac's national animal is the Penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Pelariac is ranked 252,679th in the world and 10,671st in the South Pacific for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 9.6 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

Rudest Citizens: 572ndHighest Crime Rates: 581stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 649thMost Avoided: 725thMost Armed: 779thLargest Retail Industry: 1,156thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,206thFattest Citizens: 1,373rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,418thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,547thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,123rdLargest Gambling Industry: 2,139thTop
Highest Drug Use: 2,715thMost Influential: 2,824thLargest Mining Sector: 3,578thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,733rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,350thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,489thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,562ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,970thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,572ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,313thMost Secular: 6,522ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,544thHighest Average Incomes: 6,745thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,977thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,374thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,205thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,463rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,307thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,318thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,442ndTop
Smartest Citizens: 14,741stHighest Poor Incomes: 15,658thMost Efficient Economies: 19,455thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20,592ndLargest Publishing Industry: 20,709thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21,083rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21,870thMost Pro-Market: 25,485th
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 19th in the regionMost Avoided: 25th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 27th in the regionMost Armed: 34th in the regionRudest Citizens: 34th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 41st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 42nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 42nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 44th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 48th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 58th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 58th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 63rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 63rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 103rd in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 114th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 120th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 129th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 143rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 146th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 153rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 168th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 169th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 175th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 227th in the regionMost Secular: 227th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 233rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 234th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 247th in the regionMost Influential: 343rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 402nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 421st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 430th in the regionLargest Black Market: 434th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 450th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 460th in the regionNudest: 478th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 479th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 486th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 491st in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 611th in the regionMost Stationary: 625th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 799th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 853rd in the regionLargest Populations: 862nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 1,061st in the region

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