Most Primitive: 67thLargest Welfare Programs: 206thMost Ignorant Citizens: 329th
The Joyeux Archipelago of
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Nothing stops wanderlust, just as nothing stops love.
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Population3.148 billion

CapitalPort Manteau
LeaderQueen Passeʻencore
FaithPau Hana Time

Currencycowrie shell
AnimalInsular Pangolin

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.

Portmanteau is ranked 44,736th in the world and 101st in Refugia for Most Developed, scoring 68.97 on the Human Development Index.

Most Primitive: 67thLargest Welfare Programs: 206thMost Ignorant Citizens: 329thBest Weather: 383rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 512thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 536thMost Devout: 547thMost Cheerful Citizens: 611thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 664thNicest Citizens: 860thMost Compassionate Citizens: 919thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 980thMost Cultured: 983rdMost Pacifist: 1,039thHighest Food Quality: 1,060thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,076thSafest: 1,237thMost Inclusive: 1,418thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,649thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,705thHealthiest Citizens: 1,877thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,961stMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,484thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,729thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,786thTop
Most Influential: 4,143rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,287thLargest Governments: 4,714thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,609thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,432ndLowest Crime Rates: 8,733rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,889thMost Efficient Economies: 9,561stNudest: 10,399thTop
Most Income Equality: 16,470thHighest Average Incomes: 21,159th
Most Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionMost Politically Free: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionNudest: 17th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 20th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 23rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 23rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 25th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 29th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 37th in the regionMost Influential: 43rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 48th in the region

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