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Most Valuable International Artwork: 48thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,410thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,445th
The Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Might Makes Right
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Portsville

Population3.338 billion

Currencydenier
Animalfalcon

The Republic of Portsville is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, disturbing lack of elderly people, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 3.338 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 medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 71.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Portsvillean economy, worth 472 trillion deniers a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 141,673 deniers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kids these days know how to throw a proper punch, anyone can get ahead in life if they want to, the national security service are a bunch of crooks, and where there's a will there is usually a password manager. 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 155,051st in the world and 28th in Testregionia for Most Pro-Market, scoring 24.22 on the Rand Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 48thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,410thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,445thMost Armed: 3,877thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,666thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,649thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,952ndHighest Poor Incomes: 8,010thLargest Black Market: 9,221stLowest Crime Rates: 9,475thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 10,794thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,796thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,866thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,038thMost Efficient Economies: 12,324thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,217thBest Weather: 14,365thMost Secular: 15,355thHighest Average Incomes: 15,443rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,538thLargest Governments: 17,902ndMost Beautiful Environments: 20,137thMost Authoritarian: 20,145th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Portsville's influence in Testregionia fell from "Handshaker" to "Truckler".
  • : Portsville's influence in Testregionia rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Portsville was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, where there's a will there is usually a password manager.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, the national security service are a bunch of crooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, anyone can get ahead in life if they want to.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, kids these days know how to throw a proper punch.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, there are no more heroes any more.
  • : Portsville was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Portsville City to enjoy their national art.

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