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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 12,265th Largest Insurance Industry: 12,708th Most Avoided: 12,811th
The Queendom of
Left-Leaning College State
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Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Some

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Please Be Kind and Rewind

Population94 million

CurrencyCassette
AnimalBetamax

The Queendom of Please Be Kind and Rewind is a large, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of prisons, and prohibition of alcohol. The compassionate, hard-working population of 94 million Clerks enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small, liberal government is primarily concerned with Education, although Welfare, Public Transport, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Law & Order and Spirituality aren't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 10.5%.

The strong VHS economy, worth 6.07 trillion Cassettes a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 64,551 Cassettes, with the richest citizens earning 5.1 times as much as the poorest.

Most pop videos prominently feature the VHS flag, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, the government has an entire department dedicated to staring at microscopes and writing down letters, and professional athletes can't see balls amid the deluge of advertisements. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Please Be Kind and Rewind's national animal is the Betamax, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Please Be Kind and Rewind is ranked 89,351st in the world and 130th in Spiritus for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 1,052.04 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 12,265thLargest Insurance Industry: 12,708thMost Avoided: 12,811thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,010th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18th in the regionMost Avoided: 18th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 21st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 24th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 25th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Please Be Kind and Rewind lodged a message on the Spiritus Regional Message Board.
  • : Please Be Kind and Rewind created a custom banner.
  • : Following new legislation in Please Be Kind and Rewind, professional athletes can't see balls amid the deluge of advertisements.
  • : Following new legislation in Please Be Kind and Rewind, the government has an entire department dedicated to staring at microscopes and writing down letters.
  • : Following new legislation in Please Be Kind and Rewind, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Please Be Kind and Rewind, most pop videos prominently feature the VHS flag.
  • : Please Be Kind and Rewind was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate and Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in Please Be Kind and Rewind, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day.
  • : Following new legislation in Please Be Kind and Rewind, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'.
  • : Following new legislation in Please Be Kind and Rewind, sports journals are full of uplifting puff-pieces on professional boxers.

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