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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,715th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,397th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 9,076th
The Republic of
Corporate Bordello
We Will Endure
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Plathland

Population36 million

CurrencyDollar
AnimalHawk

The Republic of Plathland is a small, efficient nation, notable for its frequent executions, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 36 million Plathlandians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.9%.

The very strong Plathlandian economy, worth 2.45 trillion Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. Average income is 68,016 Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 254,003 per year while the poor average 12,762, a ratio of 19.9 to 1.

Every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government, foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training, and claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Plathland's national animal is the Hawk, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Plathland is ranked 25,622nd in the world and 751st in the South Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 254,003.22 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,715thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,397thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 9,076thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,825thHighest Crime Rates: 10,329thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,259thLargest Insurance Industry: 14,679thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,315th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 210th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 258th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 267th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 283rd in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 441st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 557th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 559th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 591st in the regionRudest Citizens: 662nd in the regionMost Armed: 666th in the region

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