The Soft Quacking Paradise of Grand Pato is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and prohibition of alcohol. The compassionate, democratic population of 700 million Patoes love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The medium-sized, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sufutopolis. The average income tax rate is 67.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Patoan economy, worth 84.9 trillion quacks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 121,249 quacks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Dubiously qualified East Lebatuckese doctors prescribe ice baths as a treatment for pneumonia, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', and parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife. Crime is totally unknown. Grand Pato's national animal is the duckling, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Grand Pato was endorsed by The Federal Sovereign State of The palace of God 2.
- : Grand Pato was endorsed by The Confederation of Republics of Huelistan.
- : Grand Pato voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Peace and Sustainable Development".
- : Following new legislation in Grand Pato, parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife.
- : Following new legislation in Grand Pato, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'.
- : Grand Pato was endorsed by The Slavic Commune of Dimitrija.
- : Following new legislation in Grand Pato, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
- : Following new legislation in Grand Pato, dubiously qualified East Lebatuckese doctors prescribe ice baths as a treatment for pneumonia.
- : Following new legislation in Grand Pato, major cities are suffering under water rationing.
- : Grand Pato's influence in The Communist Bloc rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
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