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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,300thLargest Black Market: 2,651stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,001st
The Arab Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
More like.. “Weapons of Mass Annexation!”
Emir Hannibal al-Sa'id
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population5.666 billion

LeaderEmir Hannibal al-Sa'id
FaithRed Islamism


The Arab Republic of Puetavisa is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Emir Hannibal al-Sa'id with an iron fist, and renowned for its soft-spoken computers, flagrant waste-dumping, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.666 billion rafiqs are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tazadahara. The average income tax rate is 67.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Puetavistan economy, worth a remarkable 1,089 trillion aldhiybs 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. 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 192,323 aldhiybs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Most rafiqs would sell their own grandmother, people are more interested in gossip about the private lives of politicians than their policies, the new Really Big Telescope has been praised for presenting pictures of bright dots in unprecedented detail, and signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Puetavisa's national animal is the camel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Red Islamism.

Puetavisa is ranked 168,866th in the world and 38th in The Wolf Clan for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 208.04 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,300thLargest Black Market: 2,651stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,001stLargest Mining Sector: 3,505thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,550thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,579thMost Devout: 3,764thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,919thMost Avoided: 4,420thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,490thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,728thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,825thHighest Average Incomes: 6,993rdMost Conservative: 8,779thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,104thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 10,320thMost Authoritarian: 11,233rdFattest Citizens: 11,512thLowest Crime Rates: 13,129thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,513thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,475thMost Efficient Economies: 14,596thHighest Economic Output: 15,500thMost Developed: 15,948thLargest Governments: 16,160thMost Influential: 16,826thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,758thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,858th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the region

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