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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 279th Most Subsidized Industry: 404th Most Advanced Public Education: 880th
The Sultanate of
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You do not throw rocks at a man who's got a machine gun
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Puraykinia

Population2.687 billion

CapitalGoldsville
LeaderSheik Abdul Amin Kaissie
FaithThe Cult of Lee

Currencybolt
Animalwolf

The Sultanate of Puraykinia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Sheik Abdul Amin Kaissie with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, enslaved workforce, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.687 billion Puraykinians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Goldsville. The average income tax rate is 92.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Puraykinian economy, worth 435 trillion bolts a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Tourism, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 162,223 bolts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Small shoes often wash up on the beach, all Puraykinians love the taste of self-sufficiency, the Foreign Ministry thinks an eye for an eye is a blindingly good idea, and directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Goldsville as a backdrop. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Puraykinia's national animal is the wolf, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is The Cult of Lee.

Puraykinia is ranked 25,815th in the world and 62nd in The Black Hawks for Most Developed, scoring 70.06 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 279thMost Subsidized Industry: 404thMost Advanced Public Education: 880thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,010thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,031stLargest Black Market: 2,038thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,919thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,140thLargest Mining Sector: 4,250thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,822ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,120thTop
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Largest Governments: 8,686thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,897thMost Efficient Economies: 10,036thHighest Average Incomes: 10,255thRudest Citizens: 12,976thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,791stLowest Crime Rates: 15,787th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 16th in the regionRudest Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 25th in the regionLargest Governments: 25th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Goldsville as a backdrop.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, the Foreign Ministry thinks an eye for an eye is a blindingly good idea.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, all Puraykinians love the taste of self-sufficiency.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, small shoes often wash up on the beach.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, foreign heads of state have taken out restraining orders against Puraykinian ambassadors.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, coastal cities are being moved a dozen miles inland to reduce flooding risk.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, history textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, disability advocates are not amused that they are told to be dependent on Puraykinians's kindness.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, casino tax breaks are even bigger than their jackpots.

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