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Largest Agricultural Sector: 7th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 16th Most Secular: 39th
The Empire of
Democratic Socialists
Death before dishonour!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Pullenstein

Population32.477 billion

CapitalPullenstein City
LeaderLeader

Currencymark
Animaltiger

The Empire of Pullenstein is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, national health service, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 32.477 billion Pullensteinians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The minute, corrupt, socially-minded government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pullenstein City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Pullensteinian economy, worth an astonishing 11,060 trillion marks 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. 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 amazing 340,568 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away, 100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past, bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity, and tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects. Crime is totally unknown. Pullenstein's national animal is the tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Pullenstein is ranked 148,067th in the world and 5,074th in Lazarus for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.47 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 7thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16thMost Secular: 39thLargest Populations: 136thHighest Poor Incomes: 209thHighest Economic Output: 219thLargest Black Market: 347thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 461stLargest Information Technology Sector: 502ndSmartest Citizens: 527thMost Scientifically Advanced: 652ndLargest Publishing Industry: 756thHighest Average Incomes: 848thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 900thMost Beautiful Environments: 919thMost Developed: 1,108thMost Efficient Economies: 1,166thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 1,939thLargest Retail Industry: 2,131stRudest Citizens: 2,183rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,182ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,237thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,246thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,329thMost Stationary: 6,963rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,857thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,590thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,155thMost Influential: 11,669thNudest: 13,338th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Black Market: 22nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 22nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 23rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 34th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 38th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 47th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 57th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 59th in the regionRudest Citizens: 73rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 84th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 110th in the regionMost Stationary: 120th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 140th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 177th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 212th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 306th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 422nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 493rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 532nd in the regionNudest: 574th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects.
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity.
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, 100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past.
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away.
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament.
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income.
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, ad-blocking has been nationalised.
  • : Pullenstein was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, a new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision.
  • : Following new legislation in Pullenstein, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.

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