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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 819th Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,032nd Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,076th
The Principality of
Father Knows Best State
Sunny side up
Influence
Eminence Grise
Honorable Prime Minister
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Pineapple Juice

Population2.637 billion

CapitalPineappolis

Currencyananas
Animalazure jay

The Principality of Pineapple Juice is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its teetotalling pirates, anti-smoking policies, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.637 billion Pineapple Juicians 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pineappolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 78.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Pineapple Juician economy, worth 768 trillion ananas a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 291,421 ananas, with the richest citizens earning 8.1 times as much as the poorest.

Politicians can be condescending (which by the way means "showing an attitude of patronising superiority"), polling place volunteers are suddenly opening a huge number of offshore bank accounts, the aims of top-secret Pineapple Juician science projects revolve around designing the perfect robot woman, and the army's use of chemical weapons leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pineapple Juice's national animal is the azure jay, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Pineapple Juice is ranked 159,203rd in the world and 11th in Union of the Kind Ones for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -34 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 819thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,032ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,076thLargest Black Market: 1,528thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 1,729thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,909thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,314thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,315thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,597thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,751stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,757thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,960thMost Cultured: 2,992ndMost Developed: 3,140thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,179thSmartest Citizens: 3,432ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,623rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3,708thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,762ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,291stMost Subsidized Industry: 5,366thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,381stLargest Governments: 5,640thMost Secular: 5,655thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,784thRudest Citizens: 7,106thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 9,143rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,678thMost Efficient Economies: 9,941stHighest Poor Incomes: 10,934thLowest Crime Rates: 11,677thLargest Retail Industry: 13,053rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,256th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pineapple Juice, the army's use of chemical weapons leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
  • : Following new legislation in Pineapple Juice, the aims of top-secret Pineapple Juician science projects revolve around designing the perfect robot woman.
  • : Following new legislation in Pineapple Juice, polling place volunteers are suddenly opening a huge number of offshore bank accounts.
  • : Pineapple Juice lodged a message on the Union of the Kind Ones Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Pineapple Juice, politicians can be condescending (which by the way means "showing an attitude of patronising superiority").
  • : Pineapple Juice lodged a message on the Union of the Kind Ones Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Pineapple Juice, just as students finish their homework it's time for school.
  • : Following new legislation in Pineapple Juice, grade school teachers mark homework with red "CITATION NEEDED" stamps.
  • : Following new legislation in Pineapple Juice, soylent products are an expensive commodity due to a lack of volunteers.
  • : Following new legislation in Pineapple Juice, meat prices are soaring as the farming industry struggle under government-imposed restrictions.

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