by Max Barry

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The People's Republic of PASTIR

“Together as one”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific



Population3.681 billion

CapitalEmerys city
LeaderEmerys Merlin


The People's Republic of PASTIR is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Emerys Merlin with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 3.681 billion Wals have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Environment, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Emerys city. The average income tax rate is 93.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient PASTIRian economy, worth 568 trillion Wals a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 154,428 Wals, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

At least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Emerys Merlin's wardrobe, advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore, one does not simply walk into the tundra, and billions are being spent on a new island airport. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. PASTIR's national animal is the Liger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

PASTIR is ranked 25,630th in the world and 411th in the South Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 568 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 937thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 958thMost Influential: 1,344thTop
Best Weather: 1,909thHealthiest Citizens: 2,523rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,623rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,824thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,266thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,482ndMost Pacifist: 3,763rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,806thLowest Crime Rates: 3,979thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,577thMost Inclusive: 4,876thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,025thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,079thNicest Citizens: 5,201stMost Developed: 5,471stHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,474thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,490thLargest Governments: 5,611thSafest: 5,996thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,414thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,266thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 8,710thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,849thMost Cultured: 8,895thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,728thSmartest Citizens: 9,792ndMost Advanced Public Education: 10,080thHighest Average Incomes: 11,444thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,288th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 25th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 61st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 70th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 81st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 82nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 102nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 106th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 110th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 112th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 115th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 117th in the regionMost Influential: 118th in the regionMost Pacifist: 133rd in the regionLargest Governments: 134th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 142nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 149th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 167th in the regionMost Inclusive: 167th in the regionMost Developed: 170th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 179th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 185th in the regionNicest Citizens: 187th in the regionSafest: 197th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 218th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 253rd in the regionMost Cultured: 256th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 286th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 292nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 295th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 309th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 406th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 411th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 411th in the regionMost Stationary: 438th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 467th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in PASTIR, billions are being spent on a new island airport.
  • : Following new legislation in PASTIR, one does not simply walk into the tundra.
  • : Following new legislation in PASTIR, advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore.
  • : Following new legislation in PASTIR, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Emerys Merlin's wardrobe.
  • : Following new legislation in PASTIR, casino tax breaks are even bigger than their jackpots.
  • : Following new legislation in PASTIR, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence.
  • : PASTIR endorsed The Queendom of Solega.
  • : PASTIR was endorsed by The Queendom of Solega.
  • : Following new legislation in PASTIR, statues of famous citizens are erected or demolished on a purely partisan basis.
  • : PASTIR endorsed The Empire of Fellvana.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 156 » Hanguk-Nippon, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Sandaoguo, Sagada, Aidenfieeld, Auphelia, Kringalia, The naked people, Luddinlande, Wyatonians, Linguiniland, Darakin, Farengeto, Rebel-topia, Jehenna, Escevola, Tsunamy, Aywhyou, Anachronolandia, La Ascension, Poopisiya, Volaworand, Sedunn, The Solar System Scope, Quiescent, Asdfghuiop, Pamela And Hepatitis, Theorin, The United Expanse, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Curlyhoward, Kiasu-ism, Commonwealth Of Astoria, Lambdaland, Calistan, Techganet, Utondara, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Janapuri, Trinennie, Nova Montron, Si-topia, Hotdog Bigfoot, Sthalrim, Tsvetania, Vos Dothrak, Ufask, Seliyan progressive Islands, Oxsania, City States Nation, and 106 others.Paranoia, Japanese Federal Republic, Ancient Slobovia, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Ridehale, Rhetiaa, KIROVET, Nowa Europa, Saciu, Jarilon, Great Andora, New Briantown, Jaxon, Bentwaters, Concrete Slab, St Oaks, Khazadine, Aumeltopia, Beepee, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, Rosamie, UnShleepd, Silberne Wache, Elveka, The National Corporation, Vincent Field, Aneas, Abarri, Aurcania, Shengtie, Barabarom, Towi Lamia, Isokenzar, Phanama, North Kanuckistan, Nankyoku Tairiku, RestartAll, WTP All the good names are taken, Aguatania, Kerlodia, Lorora3, Centristvill, Whimichy, Kandorith, Erinor, Republic Archi, Stoniamera, Xandev, USNE2018, Darbor, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Qvait, Birdkeeper, Staubsaugen, Dankstergrad, Ariankido, The Two Jerseys, Land Without Shrimp, Akindom, Jahass, Yeldarbsland, Wehraboos, Corgitopiaa, Choodox, The Filippinas, Academy of Umbrellas, Republic Clovakh, Revanial, Dasko, Changolandia, Agalaesia, Qawe, Churumduul, Novagentum, Mew Nation, Maeiland, Amerion, Wild Space, P R of China, Great Africans, Negoshi, PenguinPies, State of Iowa, Higash, United Federated States of Omega, World United, Westoc Kinness, Zaelith, Upper Tyrconnel, Yellunstryer, Fuso and Chunggu, Freedoom, Lulliland, Bear Connors Paradiso, Srevana, The Sk8ing Unicorn, Pays de Loire, Spearos, BootJack, Bedain, Kuddles, Drystar, Imperial Duck, Ketathinamiri Islands, Fellvana, and Solega.

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