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The Queen's State of Panorama Ridge

“A Time For It”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Ambassador

Location: Qatar

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Panorama Ridge

Population23.362 billion

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Panorama Ridge is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its smutty television, complete lack of public education, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 23.362 billion Panorama Ridgeans live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.8%.

The very strong Panorama Ridgean economy, worth 999 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is dominated by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is 42,801 betales, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 256,580 per year while the poor average 3,236, a ratio of 79.3 to 1.

The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, Panorama Ridge's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours, and Panorama Ridge is notorious for its citizens' infidelity. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Panorama Ridge's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Panorama Ridge is ranked 197,818th in the world and 8th in Qatar for Safest, scoring 9.07 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 3,772ndLargest Populations: 4,239thHighest Crime Rates: 4,629thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,237thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,787thTop
10%
Most Pro-Market: 11,564thLeast Corrupt Governments: 13,299thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,699thMost Avoided: 15,997thHighest Economic Output: 16,781stMost Rebellious Youth: 17,832ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,275thFattest Citizens: 18,863rdRudest Citizens: 20,946th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Panorama Ridge's influence in Qatar rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Panorama Ridge was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Panorama Ridge was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : Panorama Ridge's influence in Qatar rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Panorama Ridge was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Panorama Ridge was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Panorama Ridge was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens and Most Politically Free.
  • : Panorama Ridge was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Panorama Ridge's influence in Qatar rose from "Minnow" to "Envoy".
  • : Panorama Ridge relocated from Osiris to Qatar.

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