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Largest Gambling Industry: 8,250th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,795th Most Corrupt Governments: 12,356th
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The Plantain Republic

Population1.789 billion

CapitalOrabela
LeaderCommandant Generalissimo Duilio Barca
FaithSanteria

Currencyelim
Animaltuatara

The Jingoistic States of The Plantain Republic is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Commandant Generalissimo Duilio Barca with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, ubiquitous missile silos, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.789 billion Plantainites 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, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Spirituality, and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Orabela. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 32.6%.

The very strong Plantainic economy, worth 126 trillion elims a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is 70,861 elims, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 205,221 per year while the poor average 19,389, a ratio of 10.6 to 1.

The tomato-covered corpses that decorate the nation's cities are a favourite amongst morbid tourists, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau', the government is rumored to hire body doubles whose full-time jobs are to cry at public events, and landfills fill the land. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Plantain Republic's national animal is the tuatara, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Santeria.

The Plantain Republic is ranked 104,601st in the world and 1st in The Worst Continent for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 804.6 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 8,250thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,795thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,356thLargest Black Market: 15,587th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Plantain Republic was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : The Plantain Republic was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : The Plantain Republic was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : The Plantain Republic was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : The Plantain Republic was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : Following new legislation in The Plantain Republic, landfills fill the land.
  • : Following new legislation in The Plantain Republic, the government is rumored to hire body doubles whose full-time jobs are to cry at public events.
  • : Following new legislation in The Plantain Republic, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau'.
  • : Following new legislation in The Plantain Republic, the tomato-covered corpses that decorate the nation's cities are a favourite amongst morbid tourists.
  • : The Plantain Republic was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.

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