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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,511thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,788thNicest Citizens: 6,112th
The Republic of
Left-Leaning College State
Building for a common future.
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Ponthieu

Population5.651 billion

CapitalAbbeville
LeaderCÚcile Duhamont
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyBlankenheimian Thaler
AnimalOx

The Republic of Ponthieu is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by CÚcile Duhamont with an even hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, vat-grown people, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, hard-working population of 5.651 billion Ponthesques enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Abbeville. The average income tax rate is 55.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ponthieuan economy, worth 838 trillion Blankenheimian Thalers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 148,429 Blankenheimian Thalers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one, dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375, and Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Abbeville to enjoy their national art. Crime is totally unknown. Ponthieu's national animal is the Ox, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Ponthieu is ranked 233,756th in the world and 11,402nd in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -21.04 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,511thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,788thNicest Citizens: 6,112thMost Inclusive: 6,640thHighest Food Quality: 8,122ndMost Pacifist: 9,062ndLargest Publishing Industry: 10,016thHealthiest Citizens: 10,088thMost Efficient Economies: 10,588thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,627thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,601stLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,794thMost Developed: 12,077thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,130thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,410thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,155thMost Cultured: 13,326thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 13,712thSmartest Citizens: 13,999thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,489thHighest Average Incomes: 15,576thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,937thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,977thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,873rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,396thBest Weather: 17,879thMost Secular: 19,389thHighest Disposable Incomes: 20,784thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,179thLargest Welfare Programs: 23,082ndMost Advanced Public Education: 23,647thLargest Governments: 23,672ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25,104thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25,662ndHighest Economic Output: 26,275th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 117th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 203rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 213th in the regionMost Inclusive: 232nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 258th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 265th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 273rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 277th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 307th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 319th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 329th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 330th in the regionMost Pacifist: 331st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 360th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 373rd in the regionMost Cultured: 375th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 387th in the regionMost Developed: 387th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 390th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 393rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 412th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 415th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 446th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 467th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 499th in the regionBest Weather: 578th in the regionMost Secular: 610th in the regionLargest Governments: 624th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 664th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 670th in the regionLargest Populations: 683rd in the regionMost Stationary: 696th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 696th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 726th in the regionNudest: 750th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 751st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 764th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 870th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1,019th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,027th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,068th in the regionLargest Black Market: 1,095th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,130th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ponthieu was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens and Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponthieu, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Abbeville to enjoy their national art.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponthieu, dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponthieu, citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponthieu, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponthieu, ignorance is considered a politically desirable quality.
  • : Ponthieu was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponthieu, eating kids as food has been enshrined in law.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponthieu, worrywarts have started advocating for a paint ban.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponthieu, the construction of massive skyscrapers seems to be the result of Ponthieu's mid-life crisis.

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