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Pierconium was Condemned by Security Council Resolution # 282
Largest Populations: 2,981stMost Influential: 3,007thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,020th
The Emeritus Augustus Pacificus of
Father Knows Best State
NPO defendenda est!
Ivan Moldavi
Influence
Vassal
Imperator Emeritus
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Rare

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Pierconium

Population27.26 billion

CapitalStromholde
LeaderIvan Moldavi
FaithMoldavism

CurrencyDenarius
AnimalDrachul

The Emeritus Augustus Pacificus of Pierconium is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Ivan Moldavi with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, hatred of cheese, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 27.26 billion Pacificans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stromholde. The average income tax rate is 88.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Pierconiumian economy, worth a remarkable 2,059 trillion Denarii a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Arms Manufacturing industry. Average income is 75,566 Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Pierconium's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand, 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office, the government is a law unto itself, and the military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pierconium's national animal is the Drachul, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Moldavism.

Pierconium is ranked 52,780th in the world and 1,683rd in the Pacific for Most Authoritarian, with 956.08 milliStalins.

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Largest Populations: 2,981stMost Influential: 3,007thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,020thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,038thBest Weather: 3,956thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,351stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,138thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,448thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,114thHighest Economic Output: 7,322ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,892ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,272ndSafest: 10,087thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,201stTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 18,213thLargest Governments: 18,436thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,336thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,149th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 104th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 107th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 117th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 126th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 145th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 214th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 223rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 237th in the regionSafest: 276th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 378th in the regionLargest Governments: 459th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 499th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 514th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 528th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 642nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 662nd in the region

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