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Most Devout: 3,419thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,909thFattest Citizens: 4,311th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Always in Season
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Port Aransas

Population3.435 billion

CapitalPort Aransas

CurrencySilver dagger
AnimalMustang

The Republic of Port Aransas is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 3.435 billion Port Aransasians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Port Aransas. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 69.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Port Aransasian economy, worth 424 trillion Silver daggers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Retail, Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Gambling. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 123,653 Silver daggers, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 670,374 per year while the poor average 11,770, a ratio of 57.0 to 1.

Voting is voluntary, the new national mascot has to be wheeled onto the field of play, the government's fruit business reeks of rotting produce and corruption, and the government is paving paradises to put up parking lots. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Port Aransas's national animal is the Mustang, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Port Aransas is ranked 246,358th in the world and 155th in Texas for Smartest Citizens, with 8.43 quips per hour.

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Most Devout: 3,419thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,909thFattest Citizens: 4,311thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,343rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,347thNudest: 6,036thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,178thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,991stLargest Black Market: 7,608thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,657thLargest Retail Industry: 7,838thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,039thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,162ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,289thMost Armed: 9,896thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,068thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 14,990thMost Patriotic: 17,271stLargest Publishing Industry: 18,850thMost Efficient Economies: 21,373rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,972ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 22,048thMost Cultured: 22,944thHighest Average Incomes: 24,601stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 26,811th
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Nudest: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 13th in the regionMost Patriotic: 14th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionMost Conservative: 15th in the regionFattest Citizens: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Port Aransas was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Aransas, the government is paving paradises to put up parking lots.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Aransas, the government's fruit business reeks of rotting produce and corruption.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Aransas, the new national mascot has to be wheeled onto the field of play.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Aransas, voting is voluntary.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Aransas, when shaking hands with foreign leaders Leader wears an armoured gauntlet.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Aransas, fans doing the wave routinely disrupt the finals of Go tournaments.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Aransas, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Aransas, the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Aransas, reflection is vital for badly behaved politicians.

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