by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 384th Most Ignorant Citizens: 473rd Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 477th
The Princessipality of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
The needs of the few outweigh the needs of NationStates
Princess Almyria Ambrose
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population8.734 billion

LeaderPrincess Almyria Ambrose
FaithThe Faith of the Holy Mother

CurrencyGold Sovereign
AnimalCrimson Cow

The Princessipality of Pallanthium is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Princess Almyria Ambrose with an iron fist, and notable for its triple-decker prams, frequent executions, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.734 billion Pallanthiumians 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Penultimyst. The average income tax rate is 91.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Pallanthiumian economy, worth a remarkable 1,324 trillion Gold Sovereigns a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 151,702 Gold Sovereigns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, military spending is on the increase, death row inmates cower in fear at the phrase "one-year anniversary", and the government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pallanthium's national animal is the Crimson Cow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The Faith of the Holy Mother.

Pallanthium is ranked 83,828th in the world and 760th in Yuno for Most Developed, scoring 52.56 on the Human Development Index.

Most Devout: 384thMost Ignorant Citizens: 473rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 477thMost Primitive: 571stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,110thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,390thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 1,940thLowest Crime Rates: 2,445thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,752ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,262ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,532ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,724thMost Efficient Economies: 4,979thLargest Governments: 5,663rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,469thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,839thMost Cultured: 7,176thMost Conservative: 7,593rdTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 10,327thHighest Economic Output: 10,443rdLargest Mining Sector: 11,547thMost Authoritarian: 11,673rdHighest Average Incomes: 12,151stLargest Black Market: 13,008thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,853rdHighest Poor Incomes: 13,895th
Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 24th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 25th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 30th in the regionLargest Black Market: 79th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 79th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 87th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 87th in the regionTop
Safest: 125th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 150th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pallanthium, the government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallanthium, death row inmates cower in fear at the phrase "one-year anniversary".
  • : Following new legislation in Pallanthium, military spending is on the increase.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallanthium, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallanthium, the lasting legacy of the current generation is a million years of buried radioactivity.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallanthium, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallanthium, the nobility are anxious about the government's new "three executions and you're out" policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallanthium, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallanthium, powerful x-ray machines used by the Customs Department can see into the homes of nearby residents.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallanthium, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations.


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