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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,144thMost Influential: 2,757thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,959th
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Population600 million



The Federal Republic of Plankstein is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 600 million Planksteins enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Offingen. The average income tax rate is 35.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Planksteinian economy, worth 44.2 trillion kronens a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Automobile Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is 73,723 kronens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, the law is more interested in punishing crime than preventing it, local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities, and shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Plankstein's national animal is the meerkat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Plankstein is ranked 76,826th in the world and 3,084th in the West Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 50.5 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,144thTop
Most Influential: 2,757thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,959thTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,900thSafest: 15,244th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 25th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 96th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 157th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 251st in the regionTop
Safest: 464th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 507th in the regionMost Cultured: 522nd in the region

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