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Most Armed: 2,770thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,786thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,366th
The Intecontinental Union of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
kill them, every last one of them!
General Rodrigo Marques
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Greater Portuguese Confederation

Population850 million

CapitalLisbon
LeaderGeneral Rodrigo Marques

Currencyshield
Animaliberian lynx

The Intecontinental Union of The Greater Portuguese Confederation is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by General Rodrigo Marques with an iron fist, and remarkable for its aversion to nipples, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 850 million Portuguese are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Environment and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lisbon. The average income tax rate is 67.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Portuguese economy, worth 131 trillion shields a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 155,146 shields, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Ruff times are ahead for those who aren't keen on party costumes, the teaching of evolution has been banned, maritime signalling has become tedious since only the Portuguese flag can be displayed, and programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Greater Portuguese Confederation's national animal is the iberian lynx, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Greater Portuguese Confederation is ranked 15,197th in the world and 446th in the Pacific for Most Secular, with 76.62 Atheism Rate.

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Most Armed: 2,770thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,786thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,366thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,469thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,621stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,041stMost Corrupt Governments: 9,020thLargest Black Market: 10,914thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,926thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 11,246thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,139thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,386thHighest Average Incomes: 12,445thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,945thMost Developed: 14,679thMost Secular: 15,197thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,603rdMost Advanced Public Education: 18,176thMost Efficient Economies: 18,201stSmartest Citizens: 18,617th
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Most Armed: 47th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 78th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 87th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 116th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 119th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 133rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 148th in the regionLargest Black Market: 228th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 234th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 249th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 297th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 304th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 309th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 327th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 375th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 408th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 415th in the regionMost Secular: 446th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 454th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 457th in the regionLargest Governments: 566th in the regionMost Influential: 601st in the region

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