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The Free Land of Port Myreal

“Loosen up a bit, be positive, have some fun”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: NationStates

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Port Myreal

Population18.418 billion

CapitalPort Town

CurrencyEight Reales Piece
AnimalKraken

The Free Land of Port Myreal is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 18.418 billion Port Myrelians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Healthcare and Industry also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Port Town. The average income tax rate is 30.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Port Myrelian economy, worth a remarkable 4,286 trillion Eight Reales Pieces a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 232,757 Eight Reales Pieces, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Over a third of the seats in sports stadiums have been removed to make room for female-only commodes, travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Port Myreal flights to avoid the pay lavatories, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals, and the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Port Myreal's national animal is the Kraken, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Port Myreal is ranked 4,168th in the world and 12th in NationStates for Highest Average Incomes, with 232,757.8 Standard Monetary Units.

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1%
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 234thMost Rebellious Youth: 252ndHighest Crime Rates: 314thLargest Publishing Industry: 337thMost Armed: 526thMost Advanced Public Education: 626thMost Cheerful Citizens: 757thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 784thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 996thLargest Black Market: 1,238thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,285thSmartest Citizens: 1,367thFattest Citizens: 1,378thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,661stHighest Drug Use: 1,751stMost Cultured: 1,811thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,825thTop
5%
Highest Poor Incomes: 2,085thHighest Economic Output: 2,334thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,617thRudest Citizens: 2,882ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,100thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,577thHighest Average Incomes: 4,168thMost Inclusive: 6,041stNudest: 7,191stLargest Populations: 7,695thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,479thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,458thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,756thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 10,306thMost Politically Free: 11,969thMost Influential: 12,604thLargest Governments: 15,963rdMost Secular: 19,261st
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1%
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionTop
5%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionMost Extreme: 14th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 16th in the regionRudest Citizens: 18th in the regionTop
10%
Nudest: 29th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 32nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 34th in the regionMost Influential: 48th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Port Myreal, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Myreal, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals.
  • : Port Myreal voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Peaceful First Contact".
  • : Port Myreal's influence in NationStates rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Port Myreal was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Myreal, travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Port Myreal flights to avoid the pay lavatories.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Myreal, over a third of the seats in sports stadiums have been removed to make room for female-only commodes.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Myreal, politicians have been known to swim in pools filled with Eight Reales Pieces.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Myreal, posh restaurants scatter glass fragments on the dining room floor to keep out barefoot undesirables.
  • : Following new legislation in Port Myreal, high school band practice is often crashed by technicolor-clad ravers.

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