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The Republic of Praestania

“We shall move forward!” Kayid

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Praestania

Population1.013 billion

CapitalStolitse
LeaderKayid
FaithSecularism

CurrencyFenrong
AnimalWhite Pegasus

The Republic of Praestania is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Kayid with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, otherworldly petting zoo, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.013 billion Praestans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stolitse. The average income tax rate is 62.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Praestan economy, worth 129 trillion Fenrongs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 127,543 Fenrongs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend, you don't need a smoking gun to arrest someone for promoting guns, soldiers are slaughtered in their thousands due to lack of training, and dark net forums trade the encryption keys to immortality. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Praestania's national animal is the White Pegasus, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Secularism.

Praestania is ranked 175,258th in the world and 7,885th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 92.25 percentage of bribes refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 173rdMost Influential: 1,303rdTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 6,275thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,839thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,278thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,388thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,921stMost Developed: 13,874thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,711thLargest Retail Industry: 14,881stMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,922ndMost Secular: 15,409thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,698thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,307thHealthiest Citizens: 19,037thSafest: 19,257thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,880thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,121stSmartest Citizens: 22,498thHighest Average Incomes: 22,822ndMost Efficient Economies: 23,283rdMost Advanced Public Education: 24,727thMost Patriotic: 25,193rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 128th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 267th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 382nd in the regionMost Influential: 394th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 450th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 558th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 572nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 628th in the regionMost Secular: 738th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 759th in the regionMost Developed: 784th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 794th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 873rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 885th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 962nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 970th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 987th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1,017th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,082nd in the regionSafest: 1,093rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,100th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Praestania was endorsed by The Union of Commonwealths of America.
  • : Following new legislation in Praestania, dark net forums trade the encryption keys to immortality.
  • : Following new legislation in Praestania, soldiers are slaughtered in their thousands due to lack of training.
  • : Following new legislation in Praestania, you don't need a smoking gun to arrest someone for promoting guns.
  • : Praestania was endorsed by The United States of Canadamerica.
  • : Praestania was endorsed by The Free Land of Siatin.
  • : Praestania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Patriotic.
  • : Praestania changed its national faith to "Secularism".
  • : Praestania changed its national faith to "Optimi" and its motto to "We shall move forward!".
  • : Following new legislation in Praestania, parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 434 » Federation Terra Australis, Aerilia, Aenglaland, Hoppem, Wilkshire, Yaorozu, Shibutani, Corfad, Bankowiata, Koda-Land, Card Kingdom, Ardonii, Guer Aike, Dreadton, Tachycardia, Great Bights Mum, The Rhein States, Blyskalia, Myrenia, Notyoutopia, Hardscrabble, Q w e r t y, Flurbleland, Lulubellia, Ellbonnia, The Erie Doctrine, Siwale, Aeolist, Constantinolia, New Lakemba, Loli County, Pinguioris, Kwaj, Kastonvia, Tyirza, Sojenre, Pallaith, Sinelona, Xagill, Buckerino, Pazair, Bongo Mountain, Cobolica, Former English Colony, North Bratislava, Kandorith, Ayuzhhhhh, Loutsland, Frances Francis the First of France, Regallio, and 384 others.Sunto, Kranostav, Ethnon, Ohiyo, Sil Dorsett, Steampunk Ariel, Hops and Malt, KAP03land, PotatoFarmers, Varisland, Napnap, Seanat, Waystar Fujiwara International, Filibustra, Chiho, Maott, Plangainer, Jupi Utopia, Valiacorkit, Wineclaw, Omicron Persei V111, Sakupolis, Libertarianists States, Galbadiana, Wisconsota, Gragadoia, Inspiratus, Clan Spaniel, Prevaland, Oannia, Artoriticitys, Dinoium, Sannius, Professor Thomas, Orado, United States of Dictators, Heilhum Imperius, Selfgradatude, The Jerichowan Country, Tape, Kormisia, The Zheng Dynasty, Pinky Queen, Bardopia, Omnistria, Just Vibin, Nothing Of Value, Simone Republic, Capablanca, Zyvetskistaahn, Scroplia, Testnation223, Western Vapia, Amdupe, Brsil, Sechiole, Rezonovia, UNitED FrEe LanDS, Proserpino, Eraver, Eternal Dominion, Communist Beijing Must be China, Orhtezia, Anne of Cleves in TNP, Chukstik Illahi, Kandenburg, Stud Hoy, Libertario do s, Dicko, Jesters, Lut Dalein, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Armadina, Consumeistan, Walter Jackson, Holy Oranz, Kappacon, Kaiser Dominance, Hulldom, Soragan, Verdonne, CANNBISHIVEMIND, Neweath, Kolongpar, Cocolt, Bud Prussia, Surb Clant, Liblujana, Paradise and Zion, Thought Obliteration, FezEmerald, Andanavia, The Canadian Peoples Republic, AmManies, Miyasaka, Salish-Cascadia, Wooleystan, Sagittarian, Dogtopia of Oz, Britain and Northern America, Wooloo Unitedstrtes, Mk Steele, Cadonio, Geezy For Life, Feradia, Panama Coalition, Unsophisticate, Tievia, U S Eh, Confederation of United Countries, Aidiarnia, Republic Sickle, Hai Han, Piura, The northern Polish territories, Asrafistan, Asgardira, Lemonbiscuits, Democatic Donkeys, Mitea Carin, Guccistan, Seenvorland, Necromonia, Gendirt, Bagojo, TJUN-ia, Homo Sapiens Deuss, RdTarigan, Lil Nasbol, Venatriya, Etaima, Very Pog, Randoes, Fran Advar, Canineia, Le Free Republic, Vananatu, Neavira, Joevala, Michinari, Nordic-British Union, Eastern Triman, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Westswedia, Emberty, Choi Aeguka, Atrito, Coutdown, Seawinds, Paradeavenlisian States, Vexilia, Victoria Crater, Luminerra, Malta Comino Gozo, The Arverni Lands, New Xyroxes, Gothgraff and Lilium, Rainengrad, Laxoimia, Singamadri, Zupla, Tenana, Solaria Alliance, Oroyan, TamilPesum, Manticore utopia, Altivia, Azzarel, The Bikini Bottom Republic, Goose lands, Alsion, Karazan, 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Deseret-Moronia, Berke Khan, Artelesia, United Asgardian States, Ice and Tinian, Sea Star Islands, Cinnibar, United States of Americanas, The African Union States, Veltvalen, Hopenadya, Batatoland Empire, The Discipled, Pradovnia, Mystiquelle, Weeb cult, Yokciq Empire, United States of Medford, Ivy Rekkia, Vesuva, 1 very fast endotarter, SteelFists, Meadowfields, Hippogriffia, East Wushen, Lordelles, Antiyard, Hiatsu Himaru, Your Own Medicine, Varithnia, Jorni, Individualist Catopia, Southwest Arabia, Psykistria, Ugarite, Imperial Nation Nlaaciaroepmi, The Austro Germanic Union, Merconitonitopia, Riocht mor Daraen, Neo Santos, Volletnia, Milhanex, Agencourt, Ovekisu, Uritalitaria, Chipoli, Guslantis, TyGerria, Napnomadia, Kurkmeistan, Runeda, Revrielleverizzlan, Wisso, Florida has nukes, United Russian Siberia, Eau Claire, The First Republic of America, Kaschovia, TheLandOfFunFunFun, Isolated weebs, Siatin, Canadamerica, and Commonwealths of America.

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