Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 679th Largest Mining Sector: 1,188th Most Primitive: 1,242nd
The Pleasantly Pleased Planet of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Please Please the Pleased Platypuses, Please!
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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The Pleasantly Pleased Planet of The Pleased Platypuses is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Platypus Pete with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, prohibition of alcohol, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 22.692 billion Pleased Platypuses are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The minute, moralistic, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Law & Order, with Social Policy and Welfare not funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The all-consuming Pleased Platypus economy, worth a remarkable 3,020 trillion platies a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 133,089 platies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

The government is frequently held to ransom by the increasing demands of bloodthirsty pirates, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, and charged suspects often have to wait years before the courts have room to judge their trial. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. The Pleased Platypuses's national animal is the pleased platypus, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

The Pleased Platypuses is ranked 41,862nd in the world and 2nd in Ohio for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 45.34 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 679thLargest Mining Sector: 1,188thMost Primitive: 1,242ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,517thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,528thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,765thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,884thHighest Economic Output: 2,055thLargest Populations: 2,065thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,399thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,624thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,635thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,681stMost Influential: 4,737thHealthiest Citizens: 4,934thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,038thMost Devout: 6,489thLowest Crime Rates: 7,487thSafest: 7,644thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,859thTop
Most Cultured: 9,604thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,274thMost Avoided: 10,587thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,727thMost Conservative: 12,931stHighest Average Incomes: 14,085thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,115th
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the region

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