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Largest Gambling Industry: 5,706th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,245th Highest Crime Rates: 10,433rd
The Commonwealth of
Capitalist Paradise
No Money? Than get out!
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Commonwealth of Pilgrana is a huge, cultured nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, irreverence towards religion, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 588 million Pilgranans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Education, Public Transport, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pördoba. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.4%.

The thriving Pilgranan economy, worth 43.2 trillion Pilgs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 73,392 Pilgs, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 308,157 per year while the poor average 11,359, a ratio of 27.1 to 1.

Conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, artists are pillars of society, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks, and the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Pilgrana's national animal is the Hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Pilgrana is ranked 141,272nd in the world and 225th in United Islands for Most Devout, with 8.2 Prayers Per Hour.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 5,706thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,245thHighest Crime Rates: 10,433rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,217thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,535thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,697thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,777thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,272nd
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Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 12th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 14th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 17th in the regionLargest Black Market: 18th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 23rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 26th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pilgrana, the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service.
  • : Pilgrana's influence in United Islands rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Pilgrana was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector and Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Pilgrana, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.
  • : Pilgrana lodged a message on the United Islands Regional Message Board.
  • : Pilgrana relocated from Renegade Islands Alliance to United Islands.
  • : Following new legislation in Pilgrana, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Pilgrana changed its national motto to "No Money? Than get out!".
  • : Following new legislation in Pilgrana, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Pilgrana, re-education centers are being added to most prisons.

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