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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,246thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,485thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,651st
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Freedom, Unity, and Prosperity.
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Plangainer

Population4.543 billion

CapitalFolkhul
LeaderKevin Bradley
FaithCatholic Christianity

CurrencyPlangainerian Dollar
AnimalGolden Jackal

The Republic of Plangainer is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Kevin Bradley with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, unlimited-speed roads, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.543 billion Plangainerians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Folkhul. The average income tax rate is 79.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Plangainerian economy, worth 532 trillion Plangainerian Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 117,106 Plangainerian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes, government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet, light entertainment isn't dead, and the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Plangainer's national animal is the Golden Jackal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholic Christianity.

Plangainer is ranked 28,906th in the world and 1,585th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 94.07 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,246thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 5,485thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,651stMost Efficient Economies: 7,663rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,264thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,502ndBest Weather: 9,501stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,562ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,096thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,111thNicest Citizens: 10,111thMost Cultured: 10,240thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,314thMost Developed: 10,884thMost Inclusive: 11,548thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,603rdTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 12,646thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,233rdSmartest Citizens: 13,458thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,638thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,883rdMost Pacifist: 14,890thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,060thHealthiest Citizens: 16,359thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,588thLargest Governments: 18,544thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,357th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 154th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 333rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 426th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 442nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 455th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 468th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 469th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 477th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 525th in the regionBest Weather: 548th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 569th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 585th in the regionNicest Citizens: 586th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 586th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 631st in the regionMost Developed: 638th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 672nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 688th in the regionMost Inclusive: 693rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 724th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 761st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 789th in the regionMost Pacifist: 863rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 900th in the regionLargest Governments: 909th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 933rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 968th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Plangainer, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally.
  • : Following new legislation in Plangainer, light entertainment isn't dead.
  • : Plangainer's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Plangainer altered its national flag.
  • : Plangainer applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Plangainer relocated from Lazarus to The North Pacific.
  • : Following new legislation in Plangainer, government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet.
  • : Following new legislation in Plangainer, asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes.
  • : Following new legislation in Plangainer, school lockers are filled with fancy underwear.
  • : Following new legislation in Plangainer, primary candidates are replaced if they fail to compliment Kevin Bradley's hair.

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