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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,204thMost Influential: 3,222ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,344th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Change isn't us, it's around us
Jenna Fein
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population11.977 billion

LeaderJenna Fein
FaithTime Relic


The Empire of PortSky is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Jenna Fein with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, complete lack of prisons, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 11.977 billion Portskians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Law & Order also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stalor. The average income tax rate is 94.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Empire economy, worth a remarkable 1,230 trillion Chocoboes a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 102,767 Chocoboes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be, strip mining of rare earth metals is up while back problems are down, extreme hiring regulations mean a job in PortSky is often a lifetime appointment, and pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. PortSky's national animal is the Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Time Relic.

PortSky is ranked 4,053rd in the world and 22nd in NationStates for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 15,480.14 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,204thMost Influential: 3,222ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,344thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,581stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,865thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,053rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,660thBest Weather: 6,024thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,667thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,332ndMost Developed: 7,380thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,928thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,346thHealthiest Citizens: 8,755thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,367thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,504thLargest Governments: 9,605thLowest Crime Rates: 10,582ndMost Inclusive: 10,766thTop
Smartest Citizens: 12,866thMost Stationary: 13,015thMost Cultured: 13,112thSafest: 13,572ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,999thHighest Economic Output: 14,511thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,556thNicest Citizens: 15,583rdHighest Poor Incomes: 17,241stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,393rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,660thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,102ndLargest Populations: 23,825th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 22nd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 30th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 35th in the regionMost Average: 36th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 45th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 46th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 48th in the regionSafest: 51st in the region

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