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The Queen's State of Panorama Ridge

“A Time For It”

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

Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: Qatar


Panorama Ridge

Population21.833 billion


The Queen's State of Panorama Ridge is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, smutty television, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 21.833 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 922 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 42,231 betales, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 282,528 per year while the poor average 2,381, a ratio of 118 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 19,130th in the world and 3rd in Qatar for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

Largest Gambling Industry: 3,107thHighest Crime Rates: 3,823rdLargest Populations: 4,325thMost Pro-Market: 6,665thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,857thTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,603rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,691stMost Avoided: 12,706thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,125thMost Armed: 14,188thFattest Citizens: 14,776thRudest Citizens: 15,212thMost Politically Free: 15,222ndHighest Economic Output: 15,795thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,171stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,653rd

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