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Most Valuable International Artwork: 122ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 168thMost Primitive: 202nd
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Buy the Fear. Sell the Greed.
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Card Puppet 3

Population6.985 billion

Currencybells
Animalracoon

The Republic of Card Puppet 3 is a colossal, orderly nation, notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, aversion to nipples, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.985 billion Card Puppet 3ians 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Administration, with Industry and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Card Puppet 3ian economy, worth a remarkable 1,169 trillion bells a year, is highly specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Retail, Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 167,426 bells, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 567,610 per year while the poor average 36,465, a ratio of 15.6 to 1.

Public ferries only carry enough lifeboats for the first-class passengers, people experiencing anaphylactic shock are told to buck their ideas up, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies, and soldiers who shoot themselves in the foot are regarded as heroes. Crime is all-pervasive, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. Card Puppet 3's national animal is the racoon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Card Puppet 3 is ranked 152,118th in the world and 272nd in 10000 Islands for Most Pro-Market, scoring 47.22 on the Rand Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 122ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 168thMost Primitive: 202ndMost Corrupt Governments: 309thMost Avoided: 352ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 705thHighest Crime Rates: 735thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,187thMost Armed: 1,397thLargest Retail Industry: 1,603rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,786thFattest Citizens: 1,880thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,933rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,936thTop
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Largest Black Market: 3,682ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,547thRudest Citizens: 5,662ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,590thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,596thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,541stHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,279thNudest: 13,471stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,800thTop
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Most Secular: 15,362ndHighest Average Incomes: 16,308thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,938thMost Conservative: 21,634thMost Patriotic: 21,882ndMost Influential: 22,336thLargest Welfare Programs: 23,165thLargest Governments: 23,995thHighest Economic Output: 24,123rdMost Advanced Public Education: 27,487thMost Authoritarian: 28,149thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 29,937th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 18th in the regionMost Armed: 21st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 24th in the regionFattest Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 30th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 32nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 32nd in the regionNudest: 42nd in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 50th in the regionMost Conservative: 54th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 57th in the regionRudest Citizens: 74th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 88th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 89th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Card Puppet 3, soldiers who shoot themselves in the foot are regarded as heroes.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Puppet 3, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Puppet 3, people experiencing anaphylactic shock are told to buck their ideas up.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Puppet 3, public ferries only carry enough lifeboats for the first-class passengers.
  • : Card Puppet 3 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments and the Top 10% for Most Authoritarian and Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Puppet 3, gambling is outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Puppet 3, the army's use of chemical weapons leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Puppet 3, customers who are not the epitome of politeness always find themselves at the back of the queue.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Puppet 3, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Puppet 3, chicken farmers must rise before the sun every day to gag their cockerels.

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