by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 536th Largest Gambling Industry: 612th Most Influential: 833rd
The Federation of
Father Knows Best State
Pan o Palo
Admiralissimo Bennett
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Federation of Plak is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Admiralissimo Bennett with an iron fist, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, free-roaming dinosaurs, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.792 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Administration, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dystopia. The average income tax rate is 62.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Plakian economy, worth 391 trillion zealies a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, Information Technology, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 218,212 zealies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

The government has hired out-of-work fashion designers to design purses for men, the government struggles to keep up with the endless list of petrol disasters, the hardest thing for a mining operation to dig through is government red tape, and the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Plak's national animal is the Zebra, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Bennettism.

Plak is ranked 11,456th in the world and 558th in The North Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 271.53 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 536thLargest Gambling Industry: 612thMost Influential: 833rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 909thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 960thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,197thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,330thMost Avoided: 1,377thLargest Mining Sector: 1,725thLargest Black Market: 1,798thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,804thTop
Most Armed: 1,863rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,153rdLargest Retail Industry: 2,189thNudest: 2,296thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,402ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,792ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,871stMost Subsidized Industry: 6,936thMost Efficient Economies: 8,971stTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 9,291stMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,456thMost Secular: 11,838thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,815thRudest Citizens: 13,080thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,147thHighest Drug Use: 14,320thMost Ignorant Citizens: 14,541stLargest Insurance Industry: 15,074thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,358th
Largest Gambling Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Black Market: 34th in the regionMost Avoided: 39th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 40th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 40th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 40th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 52nd in the regionMost Armed: 53rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 61st in the regionNudest: 76th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 91st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 92nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 138th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 177th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 261st in the regionMost Influential: 345th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 361st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 428th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 483rd in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 497th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 507th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 542nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 558th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 592nd in the regionMost Secular: 602nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 604th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 756th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 784th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 784th in the regionLargest Governments: 816th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Plak, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape.
  • : Following new legislation in Plak, the hardest thing for a mining operation to dig through is government red tape.
  • : Plak was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Plak, the government struggles to keep up with the endless list of petrol disasters.
  • : Following new legislation in Plak, the government has hired out-of-work fashion designers to design purses for men.
  • : Following new legislation in Plak, it's rare to find an unchewed pencil.
  • : Following new legislation in Plak, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • : Following new legislation in Plak, there's a hole in the heart of every Plakian city.
  • : Following new legislation in Plak, Plak has become a gigantic dustbowl filled with tourists and mean desperados.
  • : Following new legislation in Plak, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 162 » 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, Walter Jackson, Bonjoura, Omicron Persei V111, HMS Unicorn, Malta Comino Gozo, The Rossinite Empire, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Frances Francis the First of France, Kwaj, General COE, HoNg KoNg EmPiRe, Ainsworth, The Bureaucratic Territories, Chadwin, Vszeklina, Bharathvarsh, Unsophisticate, Amerian States, New Phyrreus, Friently, South Grand Mountain, Shin-Hachioji, New South Danmark, Rylam, and 112 others.Kingdom of Space, Diodone, Free State of Whitemeadow, Natorik, Lamexanope, Coemgen, Selfgradatude, Anima Proxa, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Plembobria, Sheppey, Prevaland, Zemnaya Svoboda, The The Bierands, Aenglaland, AdyLand, Montroyale, Zedeya, The Utopian Movement, Sankami, Buckerino, Kelvaros Prime, Ausmercia, Canne Douthstan, Stareogratia, Transhumanist Anarchical Union, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Chukstik Illahi, Khorazan, Yaris, Cuyan, Seven Hills, Dutchyland, The Akhara Islands, Cloydicia, The Galactic Triumvirate, Bayern-Straubing, The Iron Lions, Blurds, The Lancerian Empire, Aerilia, Drasvidania, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, The Archer Republic, Maestros haven, Territorio di Nessuno, Coppicia, SchoolHouse Rock, Vogonlandia, Tredano, Che Sana Und, Corfad, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Slaughterhouse Nine, Asuroka, Lionia, Pakistan 001, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Phillywob, Wodan, Beodarasc, Fawkenia, Gellandia, Thenaca, Forunte, Wineclaw, Felhaven, Deropia, Legique, Victoriaans Nederlands, Republic of Dixie, Palisede, New-El, Beagles Reborn, ThE eNd oF eE, Midds Conia, Xinchao, Horsley Land, Jefffliu, What is new, Libotionia, Apetopia, Amestris-Britannia, Cullins, Crodaria, Agrauron, Caish Empire, Mzeusia, GDL3, Gladio II, New Fingland, Malvad, NatsukiLand, Sanjurika, Gospel Power, Merconitonitopia, New Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Dinoium, Saint Marks Island, Dephinland, Techislovakia, Paxiosolange, Astal Aavors, Celebia, Imperia-Exodus, The South Falls, Avornica, Bridgett, Socialist Cooperative Republics, and SillyString.

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