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The United States of Pragmatiland

“Honor: if you need it defined, you don't have it”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Very Good
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population418 million

CurrencyCoffee Bean
AnimalTed Nugent

The United States of Pragmatiland is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 418 million Pragmatilandians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, outspoken government prioritizes Defense, with Healthcare, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.4%.

The thriving Pragmatilandian economy, worth 31.2 trillion Coffee Beans a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 74,703 Coffee Beans, with the richest citizens earning 5.4 times as much as the poorest.

Evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, the tenet of free speech is held dear, feuilletons can only be deciphered with a Galliennais dictionary, and the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?". Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Pragmatiland's national animal is the Ted Nugent, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Pragmatiland is ranked 214,682nd in the world and 8,751st in The North Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 19.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,731stTop
Most Influential: 4,868thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,744thTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 14,746thHighest Disposable Incomes: 15,144thLargest Gambling Industry: 18,110thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,671stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20,906thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22,705th
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 507th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 627th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 666th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 686th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 815th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 824th in the regionRudest Citizens: 860th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 863rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 132 » Shibutani, Aerilia, Hamerica, Svenskskit, Cretox State, Hardscrabble, Empy, Muqatil, Ellbonnia, Sikol, Lulubellia, El Fiji Grande, Fauzjhia, Navsland, The Rhein States, Bankowiata, Yaorozu, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Orado, Pytong, His Enduring Majesty, Pasargad, Ethnon, Xentherida, Loutsland, Guer Aike, Great Bights Mum, Sundred, Kocherian, Dreadton, Planes, Dar es Saalam, Republica Guilleana, Corfad, Koda-Land, Former English Colony, Zzozona, Galbadiana, Notyoutopia, Venicea, Interdimensional Zone, Territorio di Nessuno, Siwale, Wineclaw, Kazoo Basin, Frances Francis the First of France, Shadowrik, The Tampa Bay Rays, Illusia and Neverendia, Ravendi, and 82 others.Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Mazur Empire, Yokciq Empire, Omnistria, Runeda, Bharathvarsh, Pallaith, Sil Dorsett, The Serdey Islands, Slyakanya, The Endless Eventide, Selfgradatude, Madjack, Sevinland, New Lakemba, Kragsgale, Port Naga, Votak Matim, North Bratislava, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, KhalChicken, Nalver And, Star Kingdom, Climeria, Wilkshire, Nodnarb, Daiz, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Colfes, Valentine Z, 1 very fast endotarter, Andexia, Wisconsota, Strongwill, McMasterdonia, Sunto, Testnation223, Xipher, Kranostav, Moubarakistan, Chips and Guac, Barabolia, The Pantheons, Vesteysia, Odelinor, Imperial Pieserged, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Maratabat, Zemnaya Svoboda, Maott, Figyjharli, Trumpski, Wapistan, Dangine, Questann, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Travislavania, Simone Republic, Xagill, Blyskalia, Tyirza, Super Girl, Shotokonia, Holy Oranz, BTProductions, Clan Spaniel, Xyrron, East Akra, San Felipe, Uzbek Khan, Yellops, Aryan Homeland, Draconian Progression, Steampunk Ariel, Korean-Joseon, Alexander the Magnus, Mon Island, Religioncord, and Siberian Workforce.