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Least Corrupt Governments: 195thMost Valuable International Artwork: 217thLargest Welfare Programs: 266th
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Port Starboard

Population21.89 billion

CapitalCape Suzette
LeaderVenustiano Carranza

CurrencyShaboozie
AnimalTurtleduck

The Commonwealth of Port Starboard is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Venustiano Carranza with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 21.89 billion Port Starboardians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Welfare, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cape Suzette. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Port Starboardian economy, worth a remarkable 6,199 trillion Shaboozies a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 283,211 Shaboozies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Corrupt paupers spend taxpayer Shaboozies on liquor and tobacco, romantic sunsets are no longer interrupted by explosions and monstrous roars, politicians spend more time in courtrooms than in Parliament, and business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions. Crime is totally unknown. Port Starboard's national animal is the Turtleduck, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Port Starboard is ranked 1,165th in the world and 1st in The Furry Federation for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 910.92 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 195thMost Valuable International Artwork: 217thLargest Welfare Programs: 266thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 302ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 339thSmartest Citizens: 417thSafest: 431stMost Advanced Public Education: 452ndLargest Publishing Industry: 462ndHighest Food Quality: 475thMost Beautiful Environments: 478thMost Developed: 492ndMost Pacifist: 513thHealthiest Citizens: 524thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 528thLongest Average Lifespans: 544thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 549thMost Compassionate Citizens: 553rdMost Cultured: 565thHighest Average Tax Rates: 565thNicest Citizens: 592ndLargest Governments: 593rdMost Inclusive: 644thMost Rebellious Youth: 811thMost Secular: 964thBest Weather: 970thLowest Crime Rates: 1,133rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,160thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,165thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,444thHighest Economic Output: 1,770thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,804thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,140thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,759thMost Stationary: 5,705thLargest Populations: 7,991stMost Efficient Economies: 9,638thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,745thMost Influential: 11,247thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 17,233rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,623rd
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Port Starboard, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Starboard, politicians spend more time in courtrooms than in Parliament.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Starboard, romantic sunsets are no longer interrupted by explosions and monstrous roars.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Starboard, corrupt paupers spend taxpayer Shaboozies on liquor and tobacco.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Starboard, mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Starboard, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned Turtleduckball fields.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Starboard, the slowest students feel vaguely targeted by their Mendelian Inheritance coursework.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Starboard, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Starboard, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in Venustiano Carranza's bedroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Starboard, the Ministry of Health has reported a sharp increase in the incidence of delayed menopause.

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