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Most Conservative: 4,473rd Most Primitive: 8,554th Most Authoritarian: 9,863rd
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Puppet of Padfootia

Population217 million


The Armed Republic of Puppet of Padfootia is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The cynical population of 217 million Puppet of Padfootians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 39.2%.

The Puppet of Padfootian economy, worth 10.6 trillion Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 48,951 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

Fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, appendix transplant figures have recently doubled, the path to inner peace is paved with state-mandated punishment, and old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Puppet of Padfootia's national animal is the Hawk, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Puppet of Padfootia is ranked 122,617th in the world and 3rd in Look Away for Highest Economic Output, with 10.6 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Conservative: 4,473rdTop
Most Primitive: 8,554thMost Authoritarian: 9,863rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,276thMost Ignorant Citizens: 15,999th

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