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Most Primitive: 7,308thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,641stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,847th
The Free Land of
Moralistic Democracy
You Can't Stop Progress
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Ponds 13

Population765 million

Currencydrop
Animalfish

The Free Land of Ponds 13 is a huge, genial nation, notable for its daily referendums, ban on automobiles, and public floggings. The quiet, industrious population of 765 million Ponds 13ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 24.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Ponds 13ian economy, worth 37.9 trillion drops a year, is led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 49,574 drops, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, school football matches are usually five-a-side, and the Ministry of Health has reported a sharp increase in the incidence of delayed menopause. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ponds 13's national animal is the fish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Ponds 13 is ranked 145,442nd in the world and 6,295th in The North Pacific for Most Secular, with 16.83 Atheism Rate.

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Most Primitive: 7,308thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,641stTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,847thMost Pacifist: 12,461stSafest: 21,814th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 367th in the regionMost Primitive: 404th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 612th in the regionMost Pacifist: 722nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ponds 13 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponds 13, the Ministry of Health has reported a sharp increase in the incidence of delayed menopause.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponds 13, school football matches are usually five-a-side.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponds 13, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponds 13, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponds 13, citizens are prohibited from raising their voice above thirty decibels in commercial districts.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponds 13, being able to unblock a u-bend pipe is considered a universally essential skill.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponds 13, soldiers on first dates introduce themselves only by their ranks and serial numbers.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponds 13, professional athletes juggle part-time jobs to avoid bankruptcy.
  • : Following new legislation in Ponds 13, hostage-takers offer loyalty scheme points for prompt payment.

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