The Republic of Pastellene is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its national health service, irreverence towards religion, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, democratic population of 299 million Pastelleneans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 29.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The very strong Pastellenean economy, worth 21.7 trillion Grades a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 72,462 Grades, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
Paper and ink publications are subsidised by the government to keep them in the black, former pharmaceutical company owners have lost their healthy incomes, convicted criminals are given free limo rides to jail, and most ambassadors from Pastellene retire only a few years after being appointed. Crime is totally unknown. Pastellene's national animal is the Loch Ness, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Pastellene was endorsed by The Fanciful Tales of Refuge Isle.
- : Following new legislation in Pastellene, most ambassadors from Pastellene retire only a few years after being appointed.
- : Following new legislation in Pastellene, convicted criminals are given free limo rides to jail.
- : Pastellene's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Pastellene was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
- : Pastellene was endorsed by The Most Handsome of Marrabuk.
- : Pastellene voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Criminal Protocol".
- : Pastellene voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Christian Democrats".
- : Pastellene endorsed The Most Handsome of Marrabuk.
- : Pastellene endorsed The Ancient Goose Brotherhood of Zukchiva.
Endorsements Received: 27 » Liberstankonia, Brotherland, H-Zhena, Todd McCloud, The Three States of Fortuna, Roissyland, Distro-Spartica, Freedomindia, Riveraland, Kaigi, Libertanny, HinduRashtr, Evrigenis, Mays Austrian Nation, Rainbow Vests, Tretrid, A mean old man, Goodnamesarerare, Duracell, Adolanta, Euricanis, Servants of Gizmo, Staynes, BuciLand, Santa Dystopia, Zukchiva, and Marrabuk.