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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 93rdLargest Black Market: 189thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 278th
The Apawcalyptic Interregnum of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Meow meow meow, meow, meow!
His Immortal Fluffiness Mr Rowrow
Founder / Emperor
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population23.409 billion

Capitala cardboard box
LeaderHis Immortal Fluffiness Mr Rowrow
FaithCult of 9 Eternities

Currencydead rat

The Apawcalyptic Interregnum of P0RTVGAL is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by His Immortal Fluffiness Mr Rowrow with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 23.409 billion Pawrtuguese are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Social Policy and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of a cardboard box. The average income tax rate is 91.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Pawrtuguese economy, worth a remarkable 8,131 trillion dead rats a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 347,354 dead rats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Loss of the ability to speak is a common affliction of the elderly, shaken martini sales have soared in nations surrounding P0RTVGAL, replacement organs are grown in vats, and the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. P0RTVGAL's national animal is the Catgirl, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cult of 9 Eternities.

P0RTVGAL is ranked 48,819th in the world and 22nd in Fifth Empire for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 5,220.13 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 93rdLargest Black Market: 189thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 278thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 283rdHighest Poor Incomes: 490thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 728thMost Patriotic: 803rdMost Corrupt Governments: 989thHighest Economic Output: 1,024thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,184thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,207thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,254thHighest Average Incomes: 1,472ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,497thHealthiest Citizens: 1,513thMost Devout: 1,610thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,638thBest Weather: 1,750thMost Cultured: 1,800thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,910thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,383rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,633rdTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 3,170thMost Influential: 3,241stMost Developed: 3,268thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,055thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,151stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,355thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,818thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,853rdLargest Governments: 4,933rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,851stSmartest Citizens: 6,615thLargest Populations: 6,875thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,077thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,333rdMost Authoritarian: 10,483rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,901stTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 14,748thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,391stHighest Food Quality: 18,029thMost Stationary: 18,048thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,267thMost Income Equality: 24,674th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Patriotic: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : P0RTVGAL lodged a message on the Fifth Empire Regional Message Board.
  • : P0RTVGAL changed its national currency to "dead rat".
  • : P0RTVGAL changed its national capital to "a cardboard box".
  • : P0RTVGAL changed its national nation type to "Apawcalyptic Interregnum".
  • : P0RTVGAL changed its national motto to "Meow meow meow, meow, meow!".
  • : P0RTVGAL changed its national currency to "mice", its demonym to "Pawrtuguese", its demonym adjective to "Pawrtuguese", its demonym plural to "Pawrtuguese", its faith to "Cult of 9 Eternities", and its leader to "His Immortal Fluffiness Mr Rowrow".
  • : P0RTVGAL created a custom banner.
  • : P0RTVGAL altered its national flag.
  • : P0RTVGAL lodged a message on the Fifth Empire Regional Message Board.
  • : P0RTVGAL lodged a message on the Fifth Empire Regional Message Board.