by Max Barry

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,037thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,577thHighest Crime Rates: 2,823rd
The Fading Halo of
Father Knows Best State
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Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Puerto Plata

Population23.751 billion

CapitalPuerto Plata
LeaderLeader

Currencypeso
Animallion

The Fading Halo of Puerto Plata is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 23.751 billion Puerto Platans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Puerto Plata. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Puerto Platan economy, worth a remarkable 3,530 trillion pesos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Soda Sales, Gambling, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 148,653 pesos, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

Studio executives abandon tragic stories of star-crossed lovers because "it's been done", pet owners make sure their dogs wear diapers, Leader's exquisite office door is replaced monthly due to angry petitioners, and 13-year-old internet trolls are treated as a threat on par with terrorists. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Puerto Plata's national animal is the lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Puerto Plata is ranked 167,433rd in the world and 130th in belgium for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 504.28 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,037thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,577thTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 2,823rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,875thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,206thFattest Citizens: 3,244thHighest Economic Output: 3,610thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,817thMost Avoided: 4,026thLargest Populations: 4,717thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,059thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,088thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,219thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,464thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,130thLargest Black Market: 6,435thLargest Mining Sector: 8,124thTop
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Most Armed: 12,103rdLargest Retail Industry: 12,814thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,568thHighest Average Incomes: 14,314thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,056thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,577thMost Efficient Economies: 18,440thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,226thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,325thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,754thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,530thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,691st
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 9th in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 10th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15th in the regionFattest Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 18th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 18th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Puerto Plata, 13-year-old internet trolls are treated as a threat on par with terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Puerto Plata, Leader's exquisite office door is replaced monthly due to angry petitioners.
  • : Following new legislation in Puerto Plata, pet owners make sure their dogs wear diapers.
  • : Following new legislation in Puerto Plata, studio executives abandon tragic stories of star-crossed lovers because "it's been done".
  • : Following new legislation in Puerto Plata, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship.
  • : Puerto Plata was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Puerto Plata, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Puerto Plata, students and teachers are regularly stopped and searched for symbols of religious affiliation before class.
  • : Following new legislation in Puerto Plata, getting an autograph has become harder than ever.
  • : Following new legislation in Puerto Plata, maximum security fish farms leave caged salmon pining for the fjords.

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