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Most Pacifist: 7,985thSafest: 8,296thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,097th
The Republic of
Left-Leaning College State
Hic manebimus optime!
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
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Portswood

Population2.814 billion

CapitalHighfield
LeaderVijay

Currencypound
Animaldolphin

The Republic of Portswood is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Vijay with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 2.814 billion Portswoodians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Highfield. The average income tax rate is 72.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Portswoodian economy, worth 227 trillion pounds a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 80,825 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high, Portswoodian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, people who do not complete their community service are sentenced to more community service, and the dwindling faithful in the nation make expensive pilgrimages to the remaining places of worship. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Portswood's national animal is the dolphin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Portswood is ranked 13,572nd in the world and 23rd in Caer Sidi for Best Weather, with 186 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Most Pacifist: 7,985thSafest: 8,296thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,097thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,574thNicest Citizens: 10,157thMost Inclusive: 11,661stTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 12,702ndMost Influential: 12,845thBest Weather: 13,572ndMost Beautiful Environments: 14,159thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,204thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,539thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,744thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,530thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,063rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,456thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,094thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,537thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,613thMost Cultured: 19,582ndSmartest Citizens: 20,527thLowest Crime Rates: 22,031stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,161stHealthiest Citizens: 22,664th
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Safest: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 12th in the region

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