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Most Armed: 4,408thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,801stRudest Citizens: 5,593rd
The Colony of
Corporate Bordello
Industry, Progress, Wealth
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Port Arthur PE

Population1.408 billion

CurrencyAurum
AnimalPanda

The Colony of Port Arthur PE is a massive, cultured nation, notable for its digital currency, pith helmet sales, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.408 billion Port Arthurians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 11.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Port Arthur PEian economy, worth 184 trillion Aurums a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 130,737 Aurums, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 451,619 per year while the poor average 27,679, a ratio of 16.3 to 1.

Nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, blind dates tend to result in bruised shins, loading sixteen tons of laundry gets you another year older and deeper in debt, and the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Port Arthur PE's national animal is the Panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Port Arthur PE is ranked 72,300th in the world and 2,675th in Balder for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,781.31 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Armed: 4,408thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,801stRudest Citizens: 5,593rdLargest Retail Industry: 5,836thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,296thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 10,721stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,742ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,516thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,751stMost Developed: 17,014thMost Efficient Economies: 17,024thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,184thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,481stHighest Average Incomes: 18,547thSmartest Citizens: 19,124th
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5%
Most Armed: 197th in the regionRudest Citizens: 230th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 260th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 288th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Insurance Industry: 387th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 438th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 506th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 526th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 693rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 723rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Port Arthur PE's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Port Arthur PE's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Port Arthur PE's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Port Arthur PE, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Arthur PE, loading sixteen tons of laundry gets you another year older and deeper in debt.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Arthur PE, blind dates tend to result in bruised shins.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Arthur PE, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Arthur PE, being dead no longer has any benefits.
  • : Port Arthur PE was refounded in Balder.
  • : Port Arthur PE ceased to exist in Balder.

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