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Largest Gambling Industry: 612th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 727th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,294th
The Federation of
Corporate Police State
Pan o Palo
Admiralissimo Bennett
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Federation of Plak is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Admiralissimo Bennett with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, enslaved workforce, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.138 billion Plaks are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Administration, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dystopia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 62.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Plakian economy, worth 188 trillion zealies a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an impressive 165,882 zealies, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 516,965 per year while the poor average 40,897, a ratio of 12.6 to 1.

Coastal cities are being moved a dozen miles inland to reduce flooding risk, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported, and military doctrine says not to open fire until you see the "beady little eyes" of Johnny Foreigner. Crime is a serious problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Plak's national animal is the Zebra, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Plak is ranked 153,785th in the world and 7,803rd in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 4.33 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 612thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 727thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,294thTop
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Most Influential: 1,631stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,734thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,115thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,232ndMost Avoided: 2,248thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,313thRudest Citizens: 2,364thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,830thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,920thLargest Black Market: 3,056thFattest Citizens: 3,350thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,622ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,878thLargest Mining Sector: 5,477thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,916thTop
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Most Secular: 8,082ndHighest Average Incomes: 8,448thHighest Crime Rates: 8,796thMost Armed: 14,222ndMost Efficient Economies: 14,260thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,425th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 31st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 67th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 69th in the regionLargest Black Market: 69th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 72nd in the regionMost Avoided: 72nd in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 84th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 87th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 97th in the regionRudest Citizens: 102nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 104th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 163rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 203rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 229th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 266th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 339th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 445th in the regionMost Secular: 449th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 503rd in the regionMost Influential: 551st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 622nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 624th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 708th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Plak was endorsed by The Republic of Zedeya.
  • : Following new legislation in Plak, military doctrine says not to open fire until you see the "beady little eyes" of Johnny Foreigner.
  • : Following new legislation in Plak, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.
  • : Plak voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Against Political Discrimination".
  • : Plak endorsed The Rogue Nation of Pits and Perverts.
  • : Following new legislation in Plak, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves.
  • : Plak was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of Pits and Perverts.
  • : Plak was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces and the Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Plak, coastal cities are being moved a dozen miles inland to reduce flooding risk.
  • : Plak endorsed The I-Empire of AdyLand.

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