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Most Pacifist: 835thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,034thHealthiest Citizens: 1,192nd
The Shar of
Democratic Socialists
Vivir en paz, compartir en igualdad
Nour I
WA Delegate / Secretario de Asuntos Exteriores
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population7.875 billion

LeaderNour I


The Shar of Pontanova is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Nour I with an even hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 7.875 billion PontanovianÚses are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ankara. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The frighteningly efficient PontanovianÚs economy, worth a remarkable 1,410 trillion Pontanoks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 179,063 Pontanoks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward, large-girthed charity workers assign themselves healthy wages for their work with starving children, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, and disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pontanova's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Pontanova is ranked 108,107th in the world and 50th in Latinoamerica Libre for Most Extreme, scoring 17.36 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Pacifist: 835thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,034thHealthiest Citizens: 1,192ndNicest Citizens: 1,266thBest Weather: 1,295thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,344thMost Inclusive: 1,354thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,551stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,803rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,814thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,172ndSafest: 2,225thMost Developed: 2,283rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,563rdLowest Crime Rates: 2,767thSmartest Citizens: 3,155thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,377thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,650thMost Cultured: 3,815thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,232ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,609thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,037thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,046thLargest Governments: 5,501stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,693rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,772ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,880thMost Secular: 5,993rdMost Efficient Economies: 6,803rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,816thMost Influential: 7,849thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,052ndHighest Average Incomes: 8,544thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,483rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,745thHighest Economic Output: 11,383rdMost Income Equality: 14,035thHighest Drug Use: 14,947thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,844thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,309th
Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the region

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