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Most Valuable International Artwork: 34thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,011thMost Armed: 4,347th
The Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Might Makes Right
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Portsville

Population4.17 billion

Currencydenier
Animalfalcon

The Republic of Portsville is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its disturbing lack of elderly people, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 4.17 billion Portsvilleans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 83.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Portsvillean economy, worth 584 trillion deniers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 140,190 deniers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Preschoolers practice disarming active shooters before naptime, journalists giggle uncontrollably while reporting the nation's drug bonfires, both criminals and civilians are DOA, and P-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Portsville's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Portsville is ranked 8,869th in the world and 10th in Testregionia for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring 23,529.12 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 34thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,011thMost Armed: 4,347thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,918thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,027thLowest Crime Rates: 6,908thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,009thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,869thHealthiest Citizens: 10,185thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,528thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12,066thMost Efficient Economies: 12,086thLargest Governments: 12,511thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,807thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,080thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,287thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,731stBest Weather: 13,947thMost Income Equality: 15,161stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,488thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,372ndHighest Average Incomes: 16,506thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,739thMost Authoritarian: 17,694thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,188thSmartest Citizens: 19,138thMost Compassionate Citizens: 19,208thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,098thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,888thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,138th
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Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Portsville was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, P-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, both criminals and civilians are DOA.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, journalists giggle uncontrollably while reporting the nation's drug bonfires.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, preschoolers practice disarming active shooters before naptime.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, the average commuter spends four hours a day driving to and from work.
  • : Portsville's influence in Testregionia fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Portsville's influence in Testregionia rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Portsville was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, it is well recognised that you can't sustain communism without a bit of spirit.

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