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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,190thMost Influential: 3,247thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,274th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Change isn't us, it's around us
Jenna Fein
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population11.789 billion

LeaderJenna Fein
FaithTime Relic


The Empire of PortSky is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Jenna Fein with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 11.789 billion Portskians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Law & Order are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stalor. The average income tax rate is 94.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Empire economy, worth a remarkable 1,211 trillion Chocoboes a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 102,767 Chocoboes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be, strip mining of rare earth metals is up while back problems are down, extreme hiring regulations mean a job in PortSky is often a lifetime appointment, and pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. PortSky's national animal is the Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Time Relic.

PortSky is ranked 29,336th in the world and 166th in NationStates for Most Pacifist, with 110.94 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,190thMost Influential: 3,247thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,274thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,573rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,845thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,059thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,595thBest Weather: 6,007thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,682ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,326thMost Developed: 7,333rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,854thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,268thHealthiest Citizens: 8,668thLargest Governments: 9,510thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,608thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,873rdLowest Crime Rates: 10,549thMost Inclusive: 10,605thTop
Smartest Citizens: 12,842ndMost Stationary: 13,113thMost Cultured: 13,158thSafest: 13,629thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,946thHighest Economic Output: 14,605thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,771stNicest Citizens: 15,482ndHighest Poor Incomes: 17,444thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,853rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,729thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,387th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 30th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 31st in the regionMost Average: 32nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 41st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Income Equality: 42nd in the regionSafest: 48th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 49th in the regionMost Developed: 52nd in the region

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