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The Republic of Pangurstan 25

“By The People For The People”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Hatchling

Location: the South Pacific


Pangurstan 25

Population981 million


The Republic of Pangurstan 25 is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 981 million Pangurstan 25ians 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, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Welfare, although Education, Healthcare, and International Aid are also considered important, while Industry is ignored. The average income tax rate is 31.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Pangurstan 25ian economy, worth 26.1 trillion francs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Basket Weaving, Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 26,651 francs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown. Pangurstan 25's national animal is the wolf, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Pangurstan 25 is ranked 126,385th in the world and 4,717th in the South Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 254.41 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most Primitive: 7,430thMost Politically Free: 8,170thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 18,181st
Most Politically Free: 33rd in the regionTop
Most Primitive: 356th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 669th in the regionMost Extreme: 736th in the region

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