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The Republic of Pangurstan 28

“Justice, Piety, Loyalty”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Hatchling

Location: the South Pacific


Pangurstan 28

Population946 million


The Republic of Pangurstan 28 is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 946 million Pangurstan 28ians 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 large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Welfare, with Education, Healthcare, and International Aid also on the agenda, while Industry isn't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 38.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Pangurstan 28ian economy, worth 22.5 trillion bitcoins 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 black market in Woodchip Exports, Furniture Restoration, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. 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 23,808 bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pangurstan 28's national animal is the bison, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Pangurstan 28 is ranked 77,562nd in the world and 2,854th in the South Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 1,976.42 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most Politically Free: 8,173rdTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 18,456th
Most Politically Free: 34th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 695th in the regionMost Extreme: 737th in the region

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