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Lowest Crime Rates: 1,658thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,693rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,757th
The Spudtacular Matriarchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Don't panic! Just remember where your towel is!
Laura Hickling-Norder SM
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population15.132 billion

LeaderLaura Hickling-Norder SM
FaithTé Tara

CurrencyPulse Yen
AnimalWenlock Wyvern

The Spudtacular Matriarchy of Pulsroth is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Laura Hickling-Norder SM with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, aversion to nipples, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 15.132 billion Pulsrothites have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Forsinard. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Pulsrothi economy, worth a remarkable 3,026 trillion Pulse Yen a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 200,028 Pulse Yen, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign leaders with unpaid parking tickets are often refused entry, research into 'designer babies' is banned, brazen mayors claim official expenses to pay for their drug habits, and the parliament doubled in size recently. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pulsroth's national animal is the Wenlock Wyvern, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Té Tara.

Pulsroth is ranked 204,315th in the world and 129th in Spiritus for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -3.54 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Lowest Crime Rates: 1,658thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,693rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,757thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,804thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,890thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,007thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,111thSafest: 2,169thMost Developed: 2,183rdLargest Governments: 2,259thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,447thTop
Best Weather: 2,999thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,443rdMost Subsidized Industry: 3,751stMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,933rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,017thSmartest Citizens: 4,060thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,304thHealthiest Citizens: 5,100thMost Efficient Economies: 5,217thMost Influential: 5,278thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,492ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,526thHighest Economic Output: 5,722ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,957thMost Cultured: 6,358thHighest Average Incomes: 7,466thHighest Food Quality: 7,540thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,201stTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 13,698thMost Secular: 14,463rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,605thMost Patriotic: 19,326thLargest Populations: 20,129thLargest Retail Industry: 23,266thMost Inclusive: 24,515thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 25,575th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionSafest: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pulsroth was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Pulsroth lodged a message on the Spiritus Regional Message Board.
  • : Pulsroth voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Museums of Musical Heritage"".
  • : Pulsroth voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Contact rights between Parent and Child"".
  • : Following new legislation in Pulsroth, the parliament doubled in size recently.
  • : Following new legislation in Pulsroth, brazen mayors claim official expenses to pay for their drug habits.
  • : Following new legislation in Pulsroth, research into 'designer babies' is banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Pulsroth, foreign leaders with unpaid parking tickets are often refused entry.
  • : Pulsroth lost the endorsement of The Immortal Empire of Oblitus Terras.
  • : Pulsroth endorsed The Republic of Mustordi.