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Port Myreal

Population20.432 billion

CapitalPort Town

CurrencyEight Reales Piece
AnimalKraken

The Free Land of Port Myreal is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its smutty television, daily referendums, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 20.432 billion Port Myrelians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, although Industry, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Law & Order and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Port Town. The average income tax rate is 34.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Port Myrelian economy, worth a remarkable 5,142 trillion Eight Reales Pieces a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 251,698 Eight Reales Pieces, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Brain injury is seen as a desirable outcome rather than a side effect of contact sports, teenagers are told they're not thinking about sex enough, terrified neighbors cower behind concertina wire and machine gun nests, and hospitals have poor data security but send lots of bodies to be encrypted. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Port Myreal's national animal is the Kraken, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Port Myreal is ranked 233,055th in the world and 543rd in NationStates for Most Conservative, scoring 0.07 on the Bush-Santorum Dawning Terror Index.

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Highest Drug Use: 5thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 199thMost Rebellious Youth: 234thHighest Crime Rates: 245thLargest Publishing Industry: 260thMost Armed: 368thMost Advanced Public Education: 584thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 676thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 682ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 783rdFattest Citizens: 960thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,019thLargest Black Market: 1,061stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,270thSmartest Citizens: 1,434thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,522ndMost Cultured: 1,659thRudest Citizens: 1,666thHighest Economic Output: 2,003rdTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,401stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,470thMost Avoided: 2,578thLargest Retail Industry: 2,651stHighest Average Incomes: 3,466thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,632ndHighest Food Quality: 4,641stMost Inclusive: 5,048thMost Influential: 5,755thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,802ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,438thLargest Populations: 7,451stMost Efficient Economies: 7,995thNudest: 8,136thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,516thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 14,607thLargest Governments: 14,758thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,049thMost Secular: 20,814th
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionMost Extreme: 17th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 19th in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 23rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 25th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 33rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 38th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 42nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 44th in the region

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