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Most Primitive: 72ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 111thMost Ignorant Citizens: 242nd
The Sunset on the River Nile of
Capitalist Paradise
Live.
Malcolm
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
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Pluvie

Population1.587 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 renowned for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 1.587 billion Pluvians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mattar. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.5%.

The powerhouse Pluviean economy, worth 102 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 extensive. Average income is 64,610 Sun-tokens, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 348,021 per year while the poor average 6,236, a ratio of 55.8 to 1.

The national anthem is a rather effective sleeping aid, the paparazzi publicize Royal scandals with the utmost delight, "It was only a joke" is no longer a defense for the felony of discrimination, and the nation is loathed abroad for dumping all of its waste in international waters. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. 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 202,705th in the world and 134th in Refugia for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -7.1 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Most Primitive: 72ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 111thMost Ignorant Citizens: 242ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 836thHighest Crime Rates: 1,004thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,092ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,334thMost Devout: 1,751stFattest Citizens: 2,203rdTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,409thRudest Citizens: 4,229thMost Cultured: 5,395thMost Avoided: 6,935thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,406thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,601stLargest Retail Industry: 10,362ndTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13,005thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,854thMost Inclusive: 13,947thMost Influential: 15,910thMost Armed: 16,912thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,846thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,951stHighest Drug Use: 20,611th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pluvie, the nation is loathed abroad for dumping all of its waste in international waters.
  • : Following new legislation in Pluvie, "It was only a joke" is no longer a defense for the felony of discrimination.
  • : Following new legislation in Pluvie, the paparazzi publicize Royal scandals with the utmost delight.
  • : Following new legislation in Pluvie, the national anthem is a rather effective sleeping aid.
  • : Following new legislation in Pluvie, town welcome signs list corporate sponsors.
  • : Pluvie was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Pluvie, fashion stores are exploding in sales as clothing is reintroduced to the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Pluvie, the monarchy has adopted absolute primogeniture.
  • : Following new legislation in Pluvie, official medical guidelines insist that childbirth is 'almost totally painless'.
  • : Following new legislation in Pluvie, children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life.

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