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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,026thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,788thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,011th
The Holy Medicine Cabinet of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Lucky
St Patrick
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Pelanesomunk

Population2.266 billion

CapitalManhattan
LeaderSt Patrick
FaithAtheist

Currencygold bar
Animalleprechaun

The Holy Medicine Cabinet of Pelanesomunk is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by St Patrick with an iron fist, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, frequent executions, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.266 billion Pelanesomunkians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Manhattan. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 75.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Pelanesomunkian economy, worth 312 trillion gold bars a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 137,987 gold bars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 392,824 per year while the poor average 38,673, a ratio of 10.2 to 1.

TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas, army regiments supporting different football teams are a frequent cause of friendly fire incidents, public shaming has become the favoured form of punishment, and the flight attendant who draws the short straw is on "cockpit bucket duty". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pelanesomunk's national animal is the leprechaun, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheist.

Pelanesomunk is ranked 199,057th in the world and 1,955th in 10000 Islands for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -14.25 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,026thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,788thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,011thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,417thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,613thLargest Black Market: 6,627thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,062ndMost Influential: 7,450thMost Cultured: 9,916thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 10,738thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,830thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,101stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,314thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,388thHighest Average Incomes: 16,469thLargest Governments: 16,470thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,005thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,244thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,660thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 20,319thMost Primitive: 20,499th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 49th in the regionLargest Black Market: 53rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 54th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 57th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 114th in the regionMost Primitive: 118th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 126th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 126th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 131st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 141st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 164th in the regionMost Cultured: 168th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 173rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 175th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 177th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pelanesomunk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : Pelanesomunk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Pelanesomunk, the flight attendant who draws the short straw is on "cockpit bucket duty".
  • : Following new legislation in Pelanesomunk, public shaming has become the favoured form of punishment.
  • : Following new legislation in Pelanesomunk, army regiments supporting different football teams are a frequent cause of friendly fire incidents.
  • : Following new legislation in Pelanesomunk, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas.
  • : Following new legislation in Pelanesomunk, takeaway food bought on the weekend now comes with fifty percent more sweat and tears.
  • : Following new legislation in Pelanesomunk, one complaint of Pelanesomunk's new periodic table is it's easy to confuse fearlessleaderium with gloriousleaderium.
  • : Following new legislation in Pelanesomunk, the government terminates employment with extreme prejudice.
  • : Following new legislation in Pelanesomunk, the nation's latest batch of politicians include internet comedians, an alleged serial killer, and a highly trained leprechaun.

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