Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 700th Largest Mining Sector: 1,191st Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,256th
The Pleasantly Pleased Planet of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Please Please the Pleased Platypuses, Please!
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The Pleasantly Pleased Planet of The Pleased Platypuses is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Platypus Pete with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 22.902 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 3,056 trillion platies a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 133,476 platies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

The government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups, belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace', Animal Liberationists are regularly jailed, and the armed forces are vetting the political loyalties of its remaining officers. 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 700th in the world and 1st in Ohio for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 14,069.97 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 700thLargest Mining Sector: 1,191stLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,256thMost Primitive: 1,292ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,466thTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,497thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,012thHighest Economic Output: 2,047thLargest Populations: 2,058thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,493rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,598thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,653rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,731stMost Influential: 4,762ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,119thHealthiest Citizens: 5,600thTop
Most Devout: 7,738thLowest Crime Rates: 7,872ndSafest: 8,177thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,008thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,179thMost Avoided: 9,364thMost Cultured: 9,826thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,223rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13,702ndMost Conservative: 14,346thHighest Average Incomes: 14,511th
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the region

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