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The Arab Republic of Puetavisa

“More like.. “Weapons of Mass Annexation!”” Emir Hannibal al-Sa'id

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Enforcer

Location: The Wolf Clan

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Puetavisa

Population5.522 billion

CapitalTazadahara
LeaderEmir Hannibal al-Sa'id
FaithRed Islamism

Currencyaldhiyb
Animalcamel

The Arab Republic of Puetavisa is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Emir Hannibal al-Sa'id with an iron fist, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, frequent executions, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.522 billion rafiqs are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tazadahara. The average income tax rate is 67.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Puetavistan economy, worth a remarkable 1,062 trillion aldhiybs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 192,323 aldhiybs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Most rafiqs would sell their own grandmother, people are more interested in gossip about the private lives of politicians than their policies, the new Really Big Telescope has been praised for presenting pictures of bright dots in unprecedented detail, and signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Puetavisa's national animal is the camel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Red Islamism.

Puetavisa is ranked 50,391st in the world and 10th in The Wolf Clan for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 3,028.99 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,255thLargest Black Market: 2,662ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,014thLargest Mining Sector: 3,423rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,504thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,517thMost Devout: 3,768thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,917thMost Avoided: 4,373rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,402ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,642ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,937thHighest Average Incomes: 7,072ndMost Conservative: 9,524thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,959thLargest Retail Industry: 10,165thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 11,348thMost Authoritarian: 12,185thLowest Crime Rates: 13,053rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,573rdMost Efficient Economies: 14,395thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,471stMost Developed: 15,714thHighest Economic Output: 15,854thLargest Governments: 16,176thMost Influential: 16,799thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,432ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,682nd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 5th in the region

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