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Lowest Crime Rates: 498thHighest Average Tax Rates: 580thLargest Governments: 807th
The United People of
Corrupt Dictatorship
If we can do it, anyone can
Comrade Cunhal
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Portugal and Algarve

Population21.985 billion

LeaderComrade Cunhal


The United People of Portugal and Algarve is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Comrade Cunhal with an iron fist, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, compulsory military service, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The cynical, humorless population of 21.985 billion Portugal and Algarveans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lissaboa. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but underdeveloped Portugal and Algarvean economy, worth a remarkable 1,931 trillion contoes a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 87,859 contoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

With increasingly clear skies nobody seems to mind the electricity bill going through the roof, you can say what you like about the genocidal murderers that rule Portugal and Algarve but at least the trains run on time, the military has gone fission for more funding, and glancing at the car radio display while driving is treated as attempted homicide. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Portugal and Algarve's national animal is the ronaldo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Portugal and Algarve is ranked 227,082nd in the world and 4th in BarkingDog for Most Politically Free, scoring 6.14 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Lowest Crime Rates: 498thHighest Average Tax Rates: 580thLargest Governments: 807thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,949thHealthiest Citizens: 2,102ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,204thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,358thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,539thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,692ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,556thMost Secular: 3,809thSmartest Citizens: 4,633rdLargest Populations: 5,733rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,913thSafest: 6,241stMost Inclusive: 6,627thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,849thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,154thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,490thHighest Economic Output: 8,548thBest Weather: 10,117thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,529thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,975thTop
Most Authoritarian: 12,230thMost Cultured: 12,445thMost Income Equality: 14,594thMost Pacifist: 15,081stMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,038thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,484th

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