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Most Primitive: 71stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 88thMost Ignorant Citizens: 205th
The Sunset on the River Nile of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Live.
Malcolm
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Average

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Pluvie

Population2.534 billion

CapitalMattar
LeaderMalcolm
FaithLove

CurrencySun-token
AnimalFennec Fox

The Sunset on the River Nile of Pluvie is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Malcolm with an even hand, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, avant-garde cinema, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 2.534 billion Pluvians 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, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mattar. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 11.5%.

The all-consuming Pluviean economy, worth 178 trillion Sun-tokens a year, is quite specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is 70,252 Sun-tokens, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 394,285 per year while the poor average 6,198, a ratio of 63.6 to 1.

No one is worried about government policies any more, parents often ask to see a credit report before lending money to their own children, male friends are often accompanied by a female relative in order to prove their 'straightness', and voters must frequently select what they view as the lesser of two evils on the ballot. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Pluvie's national animal is the Fennec Fox, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Love.

Pluvie is ranked 71st in the world and 1st in Refugia for Most Primitive, scoring 679.99 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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1%
Most Primitive: 71stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 88thMost Ignorant Citizens: 205thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 762ndHighest Crime Rates: 883rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,034thMost Devout: 1,479thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,969thFattest Citizens: 2,036thTop
5%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,365thMost Avoided: 3,318thMost Cultured: 4,016thRudest Citizens: 5,491stMost Rebellious Youth: 5,547thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,639thLargest Retail Industry: 8,450thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,462ndTop
10%
Most Armed: 12,789thHighest Food Quality: 15,453rdMost Inclusive: 15,690thLargest Black Market: 15,746thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,661stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,806thHighest Drug Use: 19,991st
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1%
Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionTop
5%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionMost Average: 9th in the regionTop
10%
Most Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pluvie was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Pluvie was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Pluvie was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Pluvie was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Pluvie was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and the Top 10% for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Pluvie, voters must frequently select what they view as the lesser of two evils on the ballot.
  • : Following new legislation in Pluvie, male friends are often accompanied by a female relative in order to prove their 'straightness'.
  • : Following new legislation in Pluvie, parents often ask to see a credit report before lending money to their own children.
  • : Following new legislation in Pluvie, no one is worried about government policies any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Pluvie, the nation is experiencing a severe shortage of sporting events.

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