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Most Subsidized Industry: 112thLargest Retail Industry: 1,459thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,466th
The Commonwealth of
Moralistic Democracy
Waiban
Eyden
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Poina

Population5.414 billion

CapitalPoino
LeaderEyden
FaithJuropijan Cults

CurrencyNug
AnimalBat

The Commonwealth of Poina is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Eyden with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, aversion to nipples, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 5.414 billion Poinans are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Poino. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 92.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Poinan economy, worth a remarkable 1,164 trillion Nugs a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 215,161 Nugs, with the richest citizens earning 6.9 times as much as the poorest.

Polite commuters on the Poino Metro always let hurried workers off the train first, history textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students, it's a long jump to get onto the housing ladder, and it's hunting season on loan sharks. Crime is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Poina's national animal is the Bat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Juropijan Cults.

Poina is ranked 2,416th in the world and 50th in Europe for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100.54 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 112thLargest Retail Industry: 1,459thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,466thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,488thLargest Black Market: 2,289thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,294thMost Efficient Economies: 2,416thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,436thTop
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Most Avoided: 2,761stHighest Crime Rates: 2,891stMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,029thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,334thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,341stRudest Citizens: 3,679thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,860thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,087thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,728thHighest Average Incomes: 6,045thMost Influential: 6,113thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,545thNudest: 7,187thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,231stMost Secular: 8,068thLargest Governments: 9,399thMost Developed: 11,391stMost Patriotic: 11,905thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 17,770thMost Cultured: 19,554thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,096thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,654thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,732ndSmartest Citizens: 22,743rd
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 21st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rd in the regionMost Avoided: 23rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24th in the regionNudest: 26th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 45th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 50th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 50th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 55th in the regionRudest Citizens: 62nd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 95th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 108th in the regionMost Patriotic: 121st in the regionMost Secular: 121st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Poina, it's hunting season on loan sharks.
  • : Following new legislation in Poina, it's a long jump to get onto the housing ladder.
  • : Following new legislation in Poina, history textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students.
  • : Following new legislation in Poina, polite commuters on the Poino Metro always let hurried workers off the train first.
  • : Following new legislation in Poina, the importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age.
  • : Following new legislation in Poina, rich people sell their mansions to pay for endless rows of mobile homes.
  • : Poina was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.
  • : Poina was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Gotho.
  • : Following new legislation in Poina, stores employing more than 100 employees are required to be at least twenty miles from any competitor.
  • : Following new legislation in Poina, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man.

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