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The United Socialist States of Pendorra

“When people work together, mountains turn to gold.”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Fragile
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Niamark

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Pendorra

Population317 million

CurrencyPendo
AnimalPhoenix

The United Socialist States of Pendorra is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 317 million Pendorrans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 71.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Pendorran economy, worth 6.11 trillion Pendoes a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Cheese Exports, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 19,282 Pendoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Leader's told that love often manifests itself through homicidal four-lettered litanies, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves, the government is hoping that medical aid will speak louder than human rights abuses, and a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pendorra's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Pendorra is ranked 50,918th in the world and 21st in Niamark for Lowest Crime Rates, with 69.65 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,269thMost Income Equality: 11,823rdTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 16,436thMost Cheerful Citizens: 19,171stNicest Citizens: 19,753rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,087thMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,037th
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Most Income Equality: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pendorra's influence in Niamark rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Pendorra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Following new legislation in Pendorra, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father.
  • : Following new legislation in Pendorra, the government is hoping that medical aid will speak louder than human rights abuses.
  • : Following new legislation in Pendorra, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves.
  • : Pendorra voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Military Death Penalty Ban".
  • : Pendorra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Pendorra, Leader's told that love often manifests itself through homicidal four-lettered litanies.
  • : Following new legislation in Pendorra, contestants on Pendorra's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent.
  • : Following new legislation in Pendorra, the seventh son of a seventh son is fated to be a millionaire.

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