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Nudest: 8thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 375thHighest Crime Rates: 428th
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Pookyvania

Population13.366 billion

CapitalMachine
LeaderMachine
FaithMachine

Currencymachine
Animalmachine

The Machine of Pookyvania is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Machine with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, feral children, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.366 billion Machines hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Machine. The average income tax rate is 91.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mechanical economy, worth a remarkable 4,000 trillion machines a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Soda Sales, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 299,291 machines, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Blue sky thinkers are reminded that the firmament is actually more of a grey-ish colour, Pookyvania recently hosted the least successful trade negotiations since The Phantom Menace, fighter pilots crash out of the air after failing to understand their foreign instruction manuals, and kids' party bags often contain candy and e-cigarettes. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Pookyvania's national animal is the machine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Machine.

Pookyvania is ranked 1,227th in the world and 5th in Yggdrasil for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 32,931.31 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Nudest: 8thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 375thHighest Crime Rates: 428thLargest Information Technology Sector: 442ndMost Rebellious Youth: 615thLargest Black Market: 685thMost Advanced Public Education: 739thMost Armed: 775thRudest Citizens: 784thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 956thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,193rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,227thMost Inclusive: 1,485thFattest Citizens: 1,599thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,108thHighest Average Incomes: 2,321stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,411thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,803rdMost Avoided: 3,059thSmartest Citizens: 3,471stMost Subsidized Industry: 3,576thHighest Food Quality: 3,597thHighest Economic Output: 3,810thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,578thMost Efficient Economies: 4,749thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,770thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,498thMost Secular: 5,811thLargest Governments: 6,197thMost Cultured: 6,671stLargest Retail Industry: 6,967thNicest Citizens: 7,565thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,733rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,831stMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,548thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,792ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,219thTop
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Most Stationary: 14,810thBest Weather: 18,675thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,165thMost Influential: 23,597thLargest Populations: 24,041stMost Politically Free: 24,790th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 16th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Secular: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pookyvania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Pookyvania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Pookyvania was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Pookyvania was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Pookyvania was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Pookyvania was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Pookyvania was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Pookyvania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Pookyvania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use and Largest Populations.
  • : Pookyvania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.

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