NATION

PASSWORD

El conocimiento es poder
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,161stMost Conservative: 5,207thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,800th
The Dictatorship of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Paltastan

Population669 million

CapitalAbsagad

CurrencyDólares
AnimalCondor

The Dictatorship of Paltastan is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its avant-garde cinema, restrictive gun laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 669 million Paltastanians 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 juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Absagad. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 32.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Paltastanian economy, worth 62.9 trillion Dólareses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 94,048 Dólareses, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 506,589 per year while the poor average 9,077, a ratio of 55.8 to 1.

The internet has been placed under government control, the military is on a massive recruiting drive in advance of an invasion of Brasilistan, little children cry as their rainbow drawings are seized by the Straight-Thought Police, and public loudspeakers constantly tell citizens they are "happy people". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Paltastan's national animal is the Condor, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Paltastan is ranked 164,626th in the world and 8,325th in the South Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 56.09 on the Hayek Index.

Top
5%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,161stMost Conservative: 5,207thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,800thMost Influential: 7,312thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,907thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,794thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,002ndTop
10%
Most Corrupt Governments: 18,313thMost Patriotic: 18,933rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21,820thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,009thHighest Disposable Incomes: 24,036thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 25,968thLargest Retail Industry: 26,906th
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5%
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 160th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 183rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 187th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 304th in the regionMost Conservative: 341st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 386th in the regionMost Patriotic: 413th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 428th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 432nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 453rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 511th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 517th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 618th in the regionTop
10%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 642nd in the regionMost Influential: 652nd in the regionMost Developed: 757th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 763rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 814th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 851st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 999th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,072nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,075th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,148th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Paltastan, public loudspeakers constantly tell citizens they are "happy people".
  • : Following new legislation in Paltastan, little children cry as their rainbow drawings are seized by the Straight-Thought Police.
  • : Following new legislation in Paltastan, the military is on a massive recruiting drive in advance of an invasion of Brasilistan.
  • : Following new legislation in Paltastan, the internet has been placed under government control.
  • : Following new legislation in Paltastan, the new Liquor Legitimacy Office is besieged with job applications from people who have experience in "statistical sampling methods".
  • : Following new legislation in Paltastan, oil rigs in winter are heated by contained oil slick fires.
  • : Following new legislation in Paltastan, citizens queue to get the reinstated bank notes and coins.
  • : Following new legislation in Paltastan, referenda are banned by law and the Parliament has absolute control of the legislative process.
  • : Paltastan changed its national capital to "Absagad".
  • : Paltastan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Conservative, the Top 5% for Highest Wealthy Incomes, and the Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.

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