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The United Patagonian States

Population1.566 billion

CapitalNew Tampa
LeaderWalter Pinkman


The Commonwealth of The United Patagonian States is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Walter Pinkman with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 1.566 billion Patagonians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Tampa. The average income tax rate is 74.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Patagonian economy, worth 234 trillion Sterlings a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 149,482 Sterlings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The United Patagonian States is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room, and bins outnumber trees in city parks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The United Patagonian States's national animal is the Puma, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

The United Patagonian States is ranked 114,414th in the world and 178th in Thaecia for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 1,821.24 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 2,204thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,459thNicest Citizens: 3,493rdMost Pacifist: 3,540thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,290thSafest: 4,327thMost Influential: 4,877thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,909thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,967thHealthiest Citizens: 5,004thMost Inclusive: 5,066thHighest Food Quality: 5,085thBest Weather: 6,209thMost Cultured: 6,354thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,671stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,124thMost Developed: 7,639thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,834thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,897thSmartest Citizens: 8,156thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,672ndHighest Poor Incomes: 9,153rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,167thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,888thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,033rdMost Advanced Public Education: 13,255thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 14,470thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,053rdLargest Governments: 15,460thHighest Average Incomes: 15,651stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,745thMost Secular: 16,059thMost Efficient Economies: 16,519thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,785thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,506thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,971stMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,337th
Least Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 17th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 19th in the regionBest Weather: 20th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 23rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 28th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 29th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 31st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 31st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 35th in the regionMost Influential: 36th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 37th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 39th in the region

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