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Most Pacifist: 818thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,028thHealthiest Citizens: 1,129th
The Shar of
Democratic Socialists
Vivir en paz, compartir en igualdad
Nour I
Influence
Powerbroker
WA Delegate / Secretario de Asuntos Exteriores
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Pontanova

Population8.094 billion

CapitalAnkara
LeaderNour I

CurrencyPontanok
AnimalTiger

The Shar of Pontanova is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Nour I with an even hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, national health service, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate population of 8.094 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 government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ankara. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient PontanovianÚs economy, worth a remarkable 1,463 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 180,773 Pontanoks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is technically inaccurate to call the dead 'worm food', advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines, the big red machine has ground to a halt, and the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months. 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 5,872nd in the world and 3rd in Latinoamerica Libre for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 57.39 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Pacifist: 818thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,028thHealthiest Citizens: 1,129thBest Weather: 1,229thNicest Citizens: 1,245thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,283rdMost Inclusive: 1,303rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,345thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,776thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,790thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,111thMost Developed: 2,167thSafest: 2,195thLowest Crime Rates: 2,757thSmartest Citizens: 3,056thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,362ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,516thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,572ndMost Cultured: 3,795thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,331stLargest Welfare Programs: 4,336thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,571stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,741stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,163rdLargest Governments: 5,174thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,696thMost Efficient Economies: 5,746thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,872ndMost Secular: 5,934thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,499thMost Influential: 7,413thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,455thHighest Average Incomes: 8,234thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,507thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 10,386thHighest Economic Output: 11,000thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,189thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,399th
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Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pontanova, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months.
  • : Following new legislation in Pontanova, the big red machine has ground to a halt.
  • : Pontanova voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Trotterdam".
  • : Pontanova voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Trotterdam".
  • : Pontanova voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Legal Rights of Workers".
  • : Following new legislation in Pontanova, advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines.
  • : Pontanova lodged a message on the Latinoamerica Libre Regional Message Board.
  • : Pontanova lodged a message on the Latinoamerica Libre Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Pontanova, it is technically inaccurate to call the dead 'worm food'.
  • : Following new legislation in Pontanova, politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental.

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