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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,636thMost Influential: 4,762ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,401st
The Not-Quite-A-Utopia State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
No Step Porfavor
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Duckbill

Population2.544 billion

CapitalNew Sydney
LeaderRuby Richards
FaithAtheism

CurrencyCredit
AnimalPlatypus

The Not-Quite-A-Utopia State of Duckbill is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Ruby Richards with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 2.544 billion Duckbillians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Sydney. The average income tax rate is 59.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Duckbillian economy, worth 313 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 123,392 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites, Ruby Richards's webseries about the alleged hauntings of New Sydney generates millions of views, and graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Duckbill's national animal is the Platypus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Atheism.

Duckbill is ranked 15,810th in the world and 55th in The Free Nations Region for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 8,976.64 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,636thMost Influential: 4,762ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,401stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,266thLargest Black Market: 13,412thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,012thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,160thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,810thMost Secular: 16,419thMost Developed: 16,462ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,852ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22,496thMost Cultured: 23,067thMost Corrupt Governments: 23,243rdSmartest Citizens: 24,718thHighest Average Incomes: 24,743rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25,163rdLongest Average Lifespans: 25,441stMost Advanced Public Education: 25,976thMost Average: 26,083rd
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Most Average: 6th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Duckbill was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Duckbill was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Following new legislation in Duckbill, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Following new legislation in Duckbill, Ruby Richards's webseries about the alleged hauntings of New Sydney generates millions of views.
  • : Following new legislation in Duckbill, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.
  • : Following new legislation in Duckbill, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Duckbill, the word "robot" is considered to be etymologically offensive.
  • : Duckbill was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.
  • : Duckbill voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Realm of the Whispering Winds".
  • : Following new legislation in Duckbill, the new hit series "Duckbill's Got Trauma" has corporate executives fleeing the country.

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