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Largest Gambling Industry: 3,267th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,447th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,931st
The Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
No Money? Than get out!
Regional Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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The Commonwealth of Pilgrana is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Hortiez Belginelo with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, anti-smoking policies, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 997 million Pilgranans 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 relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Public Transport. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pördoba. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.0%.

The powerhouse Pilgranan economy, worth 107 trillion Pilgs 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 a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Gambling, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. 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 107,691 Pilgs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 384,586 per year while the poor average 21,669, a ratio of 17.7 to 1.

Inter-species marriages are ignored by the government, government officials go door-to-door educating about the dangers of pseudoscience, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom, and the most popular WhoTube videos are ones featuring parodies of iconic songs. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Pilgrana's national animal is the Hawk.

Pilgrana is ranked 120,951st in the world and 172nd in United Islands for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 28.01 Tourists Per Hour.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 3,267thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,447thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,931stTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,212thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,282ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,120thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,839thHighest Crime Rates: 13,869thLargest Insurance Industry: 13,881stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,287thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,910th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 17th in the regionNudest: 17th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Black Market: 18th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 19th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 20th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionMost Cultured: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pilgrana, the most popular WhoTube videos are ones featuring parodies of iconic songs.
  • : Following new legislation in Pilgrana, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom.
  • : Following new legislation in Pilgrana, government officials go door-to-door educating about the dangers of pseudoscience.
  • : Following new legislation in Pilgrana, inter-species marriages are ignored by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Pilgrana, out-of-work soldiers and bureaucrats can often be found camped out in front of manservant academies.
  • : Pilgrana was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector and Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Pilgrana was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Pilgrana, every spring railroad foundations erode to reveal human remains.
  • : Following new legislation in Pilgrana, scavengers with burlap sacks and shovels skulk around graveyards.
  • : Following new legislation in Pilgrana, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 5 » Bricellius United Nations, Peoples of the Ionian Islands, North Rukonia, Bjordlanden, and Caribeaia.

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