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Largest Gambling Industry: 3,388th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,757th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,799th
The Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
No Money? Than get out!
Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Good

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The Commonwealth of Pilgrana is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Hortiez Belginelo with an even hand, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, soft-spoken computers, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.311 billion 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 8.3%.

The powerhouse Pilgranan economy, worth 140 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 107,166 Pilgs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 380,676 per year while the poor average 21,741, a ratio of 17.5 to 1.

The most popular WhoTube videos are ones featuring parodies of iconic songs, banning party poppers has been a real party pooper, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Pilgranans any less frightened, and Pilgrana has taken the radical step of electing its future leaders. 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 13,376th in the world and 12th in United Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 9,370.9 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 3,388thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,757thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,799thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,812thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,828thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,722ndLargest Insurance Industry: 12,408thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,302ndLargest Publishing Industry: 13,376th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16th in the regionNudest: 17th in the regionLargest Populations: 18th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 18th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionLargest Black Market: 20th in the region

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

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