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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,978thLargest Black Market: 8,204thLargest Mining Sector: 8,254th
The Grace and Precision of
Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Maple 8

Population6.638 billion


The Grace and Precision of Maple 8 is a colossal, orderly nation, renowned for its aversion to nipples, anti-smoking policies, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.638 billion Maple 8ians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Maple 8ian economy, worth 934 trillion planets a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 140,794 planets, with the richest citizens earning 6.6 times as much as the poorest.

Dogs are encouraged to confront the psychodynamic roots of their desire to be "good boys", police struggle to solve crimes due to the lack of fingerprint records, burning yourself alive is not okay but starving and whipping yourself is fine, and they say the best compromise leaves everyone feeling a little unarmed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Maple 8's national animal is the puffin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Maple 8 is ranked 102,602nd in the world and 46th in Primitiveness for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 2,238.88 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,978thLargest Black Market: 8,204thLargest Mining Sector: 8,254thMost Devout: 11,702ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,765thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,931stLargest Publishing Industry: 13,326thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,445thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,682ndTop
Most Efficient Economies: 15,360thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,466thMost Avoided: 17,138thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,484thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,650thHighest Average Incomes: 18,197thMost Developed: 20,552ndMost Advanced Public Education: 21,699thLargest Governments: 22,496thHighest Economic Output: 23,934thLargest Information Technology Sector: 25,144thSmartest Citizens: 26,868th
Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 18th in the regionNudest: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20th in the regionMost Average: 23rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 23rd in the regionMost Devout: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 24th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 24th in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 27th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 28th in the regionMost Patriotic: 29th in the region

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