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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 717th Most Armed: 1,586th Most Influential: 1,654th
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The Republic of Pragmadonia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Cutajar with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, otherworldly petting zoo, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.813 billion Pragmadonians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Praxis. The average income tax rate is 6.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Pragmadonian economy, worth 251 trillion Euros a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 138,790 Euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-Euro charge on their phone bill, white-collar unemployment skyrockets as the suburbs are not within bicycling distance to work (Pragmadonia has found 1 easter egg), Pragmadonian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, and for 25 Euros tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Pragmadonia's national animal is the Griffon.

Pragmadonia is ranked 1,586th in the world and 49th in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 37.14 Weapons Per Person.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 717thTop
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Most Armed: 1,586thMost Influential: 1,654thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,233rdHighest Crime Rates: 3,524thMost Inclusive: 5,082ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,416thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 7,755thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,174thMost Efficient Economies: 9,015thNicest Citizens: 9,440thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,516thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,901stMost Politically Free: 10,419thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,820thMost Developed: 11,305thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,369thSmartest Citizens: 12,729thHighest Average Incomes: 13,757thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,589thLargest Retail Industry: 14,855thLargest Gambling Industry: 14,909th
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Most Armed: 49th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 123rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 146th in the regionMost Inclusive: 286th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 356th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 363rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 372nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 375th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 381st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 408th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 464th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 488th in the regionLargest Black Market: 498th in the regionNicest Citizens: 508th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 515th in the regionMost Influential: 556th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 572nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 582nd in the regionMost Developed: 588th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 620th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 646th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 686th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 699th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 703rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 709th in the region

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