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Port Myreal

Population20.068 billion

CapitalPort Town

CurrencyEight Reales Piece

The Free Land of Port Myreal is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 20.068 billion Port Myrelians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, although Industry, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Law & Order and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Port Town. The average income tax rate is 34.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Port Myrelian economy, worth a remarkable 5,045 trillion Eight Reales Pieces a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 251,421 Eight Reales Pieces, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Birth rates have hit an all-time low, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works, brain injury is seen as a desirable outcome rather than a side effect of contact sports, and teenagers are told they're not thinking about sex enough. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Port Myreal's national animal is the Kraken, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Port Myreal is ranked 377th in the world and 1st in NationStates for Most Armed, with 34.01 Weapons Per Person.

Highest Drug Use: 5thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 193rdMost Rebellious Youth: 233rdHighest Crime Rates: 244thLargest Publishing Industry: 274thMost Armed: 377thMost Advanced Public Education: 585thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 662ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 683rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 792ndFattest Citizens: 946thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 987thLargest Black Market: 995thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,278thSmartest Citizens: 1,432ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,463rdRudest Citizens: 1,640thMost Cultured: 1,646thHighest Economic Output: 2,022ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,418thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2,516thLargest Retail Industry: 2,596thHighest Average Incomes: 3,425thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,615thMost Inclusive: 4,894thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,882ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,007thMost Influential: 6,084thLargest Populations: 7,521stMost Efficient Economies: 7,885thNudest: 8,495thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,512thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 14,344thLargest Governments: 14,861stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,706thMost Secular: 21,220thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,773rd
Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 12th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Extreme: 15th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the regionMost Politically Free: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 19th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 23rd in the regionMost Influential: 25th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 26th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 36th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 43rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 48th in the regionNudest: 51st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Port Myreal voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
  • : Port Myreal voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Marrabuk".
  • : Port Myreal voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Digital Network Defense"".
  • : Port Myreal voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act".
  • : Port Myreal voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Military Death Penalty Ban".
  • : Port Myreal voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Scardino".
  • : Port Myreal voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Digital Network Defense"".
  • : Port Myreal's influence in NationStates rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Port Myreal was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Port Myreal voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Dilber".


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