|Leader||Praeceptor Ryan Tanter|
The Meritocracy of Pharthan is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Praeceptor Ryan Tanter with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, ubiquitous missile silos, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 14.51 billion Pharthanians 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 tiny government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Education and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hadrian. The average income tax rate is 1.7%.
The frighteningly efficient Pharthanian economy, worth a remarkable 2,345 trillion Aurums a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 161,673 Aurums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.
The term cold case has taken on a very literal meaning, you need two tenors and a coloratura contralto to sing the national anthem properly, parents are shocked to find out that having kids costs money, and the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Pharthan's national animal is the Shrike, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Christianity.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Pharthan's influence in International Northwestern Union rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Pharthan's influence in International Northwestern Union rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Pharthan's influence in International Northwestern Union rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Pharthan's influence in International Northwestern Union rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Pharthan altered its national flag.
- : Pharthan lodged a message on the International Northwestern Union Regional Message Board.
- : Pharthan relocated from Lazarus to International Northwestern Union.
- : Pharthan was refounded in Lazarus.
- : Pharthan ceased to exist in Osiris.
- : Pharthan's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".