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Most Primitive: 95thLargest Welfare Programs: 310thMost Ignorant Citizens: 348th
The Tiki Archipelago of
Left-wing Utopia
We sell sea shells by the sea shore
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Portmanteau

Population2.419 billion

CapitalPort Manteau
LeaderQueen Passeʻencore
FaithPau Hana Time

Currencycowrie shell
AnimalInsular Pangolin

The Tiki Archipelago of Portmanteau is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Queen Passeʻencore with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, ban on automobiles, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 2.419 billion Manteaus 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Port Manteau. The average income tax rate is 96.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Manteau economy, worth 266 trillion cowrie shells a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 110,315 cowrie shells, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign nations kill migratory animals at random in the hope that Portmanteau will pay them to stop, all citizens must pass a 'multicultural sensitivity test' to be deemed fit for society, shopkeepers use microscopes to verify the authenticity of banknotes, and the government is proud to report that ten percent of all tax revenue goes to funding suspected terrorist organizations. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Portmanteau's national animal is the Insular Pangolin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Pau Hana Time.

Portmanteau is ranked 126,498th in the world and 126th in Refugia for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 117,206 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Primitive: 95thLargest Welfare Programs: 310thMost Ignorant Citizens: 348thBest Weather: 526thMost Devout: 653rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 802ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 832ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 860thMost Cheerful Citizens: 914thNicest Citizens: 1,166thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,267thMost Pacifist: 1,343rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,562ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,582ndMost Cultured: 1,624thHighest Food Quality: 1,707thSafest: 1,747thMost Inclusive: 2,174thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,560thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,679thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2,977thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,543rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,113thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,395thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,471stLargest Governments: 7,691stMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,599thLowest Crime Rates: 11,296thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,524thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,696thNudest: 11,960thMost Influential: 12,022ndMost Income Equality: 12,241stTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 16,090thMost Politically Free: 24,746th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionMost Politically Free: 6th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionNudest: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 27th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 29th in the regionMost Extreme: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 30th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 30th in the regionMost Income Equality: 42nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Portmanteau, the government is proud to report that ten percent of all tax revenue goes to funding suspected terrorist organizations.
  • : Portmanteau lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.
  • : Portmanteau lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Portmanteau, shopkeepers use microscopes to verify the authenticity of banknotes.
  • : Portmanteau created a custom banner.
  • : Portmanteau created a custom banner.
  • : Portmanteau created a custom banner.
  • : Portmanteau created a custom banner.
  • : Portmanteau created a custom banner.
  • : Following new legislation in Portmanteau, all citizens must pass a 'multicultural sensitivity test' to be deemed fit for society.

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