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Nicest Citizens: 142nd Most Compassionate Citizens: 175th Most Cheerful Citizens: 180th
The Kingdom of
Democratic Socialists
An ambitious, compassionate and hopeful society
Regional Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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The Kingdom of Ducky II is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Alistair Fountain PM with an even hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, complete lack of prisons, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 15.709 billion Ducky IIians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Quacksville. The average income tax rate is 99.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Ducky IIian economy, worth a remarkable 2,257 trillion Pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 143,683 Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Alistair Fountain PM tells rebellious ministers to "drop and give me twenty", soldiers find that home gadgets and power tools are more effective as improvised weapons than the guns they've been issued, birth rates have hit an all-time low, and only fully-fledged members of MENSA are allowed to vote. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ducky II's national animal is the Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Ducky II is ranked 97,002nd in the world and 12th in Grand Central for Most Extreme, scoring 14.14 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Nicest Citizens: 142ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 175thMost Cheerful Citizens: 180thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 208thMost Developed: 312thMost Pacifist: 324thSafest: 343rdBest Weather: 370thLeast Corrupt Governments: 391stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 447thLongest Average Lifespans: 477thHealthiest Citizens: 510thLowest Crime Rates: 621stMost Beautiful Environments: 661stMost Advanced Public Transport: 695thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,040thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,142ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,166thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,189thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,339thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,390thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 1,579thLargest Governments: 1,681stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,836thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,252ndMost Cultured: 2,461stMost Devout: 2,570thMost Efficient Economies: 2,996thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,420thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,597thHighest Economic Output: 3,694thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,742ndLargest Populations: 6,011thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,977thTop
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Most Inclusive: 7,981stMost Income Equality: 9,930thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,920thHighest Average Incomes: 12,523rdMost Influential: 12,903rd
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ducky II, only fully-fledged members of MENSA are allowed to vote.
  • : Following new legislation in Ducky II, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • : Following new legislation in Ducky II, soldiers find that home gadgets and power tools are more effective as improvised weapons than the guns they've been issued.
  • : Following new legislation in Ducky II, Alistair Fountain PM tells rebellious ministers to "drop and give me twenty".
  • : Following new legislation in Ducky II, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Ducky II's influence in Grand Central rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Following new legislation in Ducky II, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Ducky II, mathematicians are hated by children across the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Ducky II, the voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning.
  • : Following new legislation in Ducky II, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.

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