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Largest Gambling Industry: 456th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 564th Most Influential: 1,138th
The Federation of
Father Knows Best State
Pan o Palo
Admiralissimo Bennett
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Federation of Plak is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Admiralissimo Bennett with an iron fist, and notable for its vat-grown people, free-roaming dinosaurs, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.462 billion Plaks 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Administration, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dystopia. The average income tax rate is 31.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Plakian economy, worth 269 trillion zealies a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Information Technology, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 184,282 zealies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Newspapers may not print any negative stories about the government, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread, barges of dissidents are being "reeducated through water therapy" in the South Zebra Sea, and Plaks are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks. Crime is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Plak's national animal is the Zebra, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Plak is ranked 1,950th in the world and 88th in The North Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 19,114.06 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 456thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 564thMost Influential: 1,138thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,524thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,583rdMost Avoided: 1,604thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,611thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,666thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,881stLargest Retail Industry: 1,950thFattest Citizens: 2,414thMost Armed: 2,514thHighest Crime Rates: 2,742ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,812thLargest Black Market: 3,100thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,719thLargest Mining Sector: 3,993rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,018thHighest Average Incomes: 6,283rdTop
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Most Secular: 9,048thMost Ignorant Citizens: 10,097thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,387thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,451stRudest Citizens: 11,569thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,241stMost Efficient Economies: 15,609th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 38th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 38th in the regionMost Avoided: 48th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 49th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 57th in the regionFattest Citizens: 65th in the regionLargest Black Market: 66th in the regionMost Armed: 72nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 78th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 78th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 88th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 104th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 168th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 182nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 234th in the regionRudest Citizens: 397th in the regionMost Influential: 423rd in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 472nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 478th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 501st in the regionMost Secular: 505th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 542nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 621st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 705th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 776th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 872nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 886th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 154 » The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Sunto, Notyoutopia, Colony of lasting Hopes, Siwale, Yaorozu, Halcon siveriano, Alice Gardens, Great Bights Mum, Isimud, The Army Republic of Prussia, Holy Oranz, Xentherida, Reannia, Enosville, Arach-Naga Combine, Sil Dorsett, Kaschovia, Unimaginable Doom, Lupus Imperium, Lord Ravenclaw, Vazali, Tee Googly Coffee Me, Panama Coalition, New Lakemba, Shadowrik, Morrn, Walter Jackson, Bonjoura, Omicron Persei V111, American MapleStory, HMS Unicorn, Malta Comino Gozo, The Rossinite Empire, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Frances Francis the First of France, Kwaj, General COE, ABC, Cato Minoria, Hong Kong Empire, Ainsworth, The Bureaucratic Territories, Chadwin, Vszeklina, Bharathvarsh, Unsophisticate, Amerian States, New Phyrreus, and 104 others.Friently, 10225879, South Grand Mountain, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, New South Danmark, Cleoskye, Rylam, Kingdom of Space, Diodone, Free State of Whitemeadow, Natorik, Lamexanope, Coemgen, Selfgradatude, Anima Proxa, Sanjurika, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Plembobria, Marsh Castle, Sheppey, Prevaland, Zemnaya Svoboda, The The Bierands, Aenglaland, AdyLand, Montroyale, Pits and Perverts, Zedeya, Beowulfe, The Utopian Movement, Sankami, Buckerino, Kelvaros Prime, Ausmercia, Canne Douthstan, Barragan and Santa Lucia, Clintonburge, Stareogratia, Transhumanist Anarchical Union, Articune, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Chukstik Illahi, Khorazan, Yaris, The Holy Badass Empire, Cuyan, Seven Hills, Dutchyland, Holy Eucharist, The Akhara Islands, Cisplatinaa, Cloydicia, The Galactic Triumvirate, Bayern-Straubing, The Iron Lions, Sailence, Blurds, The Lancerian Empire, Aerilia, Drasvidania, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, The Archer Republic, Zandir Antari, Maestros haven, Territorio di Nessuno, Coppicia, SchoolHouse Rock, Vogonlandia, Tredano, Che Sana Und, Corfad, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Hannover Stadt, Slaughterhouse Nine, Asuroka, Lionia, Pakistan 001, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Phillywob, Wodan, Beodarasc, Fawkenia, Gellandia, Rockym, Thenaca, Forunte, Wineclaw, Felhaven, Yukkira, Deropia, Legique, Victoriaans Nederlands, New Godastrada, Republic of Dixie, The Bastion Isles, Palisede, New-El, Beagles Reborn, The End of EE, Midds Conia, and Xinchao.

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