|Faith||Pau Hana Time|
The Joyeux Archipelago of Portmanteau is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Queen Passeʻencore with a fair hand, and remarkable for its lack of airports, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 3.148 billion Manteaus are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Port Manteau. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.
The frighteningly efficient Manteau economy, worth 417 trillion cowrie shells a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 132,472 cowrie shells, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The nation's biggest export is stupidity, the government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in Port Manteau for fear of causing a fuss, private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government, and the well-to-do in Refugia are never on time for important appointments. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Portmanteau's national animal is the Insular Pangolin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Pau Hana Time.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Portmanteau was endorsed by The People's Republic of Talkeetna.
- : Portmanteau was endorsed by The Imperial Union of Vandermeer.
- : Portmanteau was endorsed by The Free Land of Socalist Nation of Pasta.
- : Following new legislation in Portmanteau, the well-to-do in Refugia are never on time for important appointments.
- : Following new legislation in Portmanteau, private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government.
- : Portmanteau endorsed The People Union of Werstonal.
- : Portmanteau endorsed The Imperial Union of Vandermeer.
- : Portmanteau endorsed The Oppressed Peoples of Theotados unidos.
- : Portmanteau endorsed The People's Republic of Talkeetna.
- : Portmanteau endorsed The Free Land of Socalist Nation of Pasta.
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