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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,141st Largest Populations: 2,275th Most Beautiful Environments: 2,722nd
The Nine Lives of
Father Knows Best State
Don't wake the Baboon!
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The Nine Lives of Percy J Pickleface is a gargantuan, orderly nation, notable for its ban on automobiles, rampant corporate plagiarism, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 23.484 billion Percy J Picklefaceans 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Percy J Pickleface City. The average income tax rate is 85.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Percy J Picklefacean economy, worth a remarkable 1,347 trillion Kitty Treats a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 57,398 Kitty Treats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Firing squads regularly execute dissidents, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field, thalassophobia and heliophobia are on the rise, and drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Percy J Pickleface's national animal is the Black Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Percy J Pickleface is ranked 171,537th in the world and 3rd in A Van Down by the River for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -8.63 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,141stLargest Populations: 2,275thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,722ndMost Influential: 3,394thBest Weather: 4,205thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,433rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,646thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,962ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,099thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,199thHighest Economic Output: 7,241stTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 10,301stHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,569thMost Cultured: 11,669thSmartest Citizens: 12,608thMost Pacifist: 12,681stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,724thLargest Governments: 13,120thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,449thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,511th

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