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Most Armed: 2,752ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,769thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,348th
The Intecontinental Union of
Father Knows Best State
kill them, every last one of them!
General Rodrigo Marques
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Greater Portuguese Confederation

Population860 million

CapitalLisbon
LeaderGeneral Rodrigo Marques

Currencyshield
Animaliberian lynx

The Intecontinental Union of The Greater Portuguese Confederation is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by General Rodrigo Marques with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 860 million Portuguese 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Environment and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lisbon. The average income tax rate is 67.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Portuguese economy, worth 135 trillion shields a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 157,279 shields, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Rundown towns are frequently sold to billionaires for their pet projects, hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal, freighter lifeboats have been replaced by state of the art marker buoys so divers can recover the cargo after they sink, and a signed affidavit from a prominent anti-corruption advocate declares that he is in fact a crook after all. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Greater Portuguese Confederation's national animal is the iberian lynx, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Greater Portuguese Confederation is ranked 197,275th in the world and 6,163rd in the Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -52.28 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Armed: 2,752ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,769thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,348thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,307thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,619thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,756thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,556thLargest Black Market: 10,584thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,911thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 11,045thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,000thHighest Average Incomes: 12,009thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,082ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,136thMost Developed: 14,634thMost Secular: 15,201stMost Efficient Economies: 17,381stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,666thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,195thSmartest Citizens: 18,342nd
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Most Armed: 49th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 78th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 87th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 112th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 116th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 135th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 158th in the regionLargest Black Market: 227th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 235th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 247th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 285th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 290th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 292nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 317th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 372nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 403rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 411th in the regionMost Secular: 449th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 449th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 459th in the regionLargest Governments: 563rd in the regionMost Influential: 599th in the regionMost Avoided: 657th in the region

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