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Largest Insurance Industry: 4,855thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,995thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,481st
The Puppeteering Nation of
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Puppet of the Puppet

Population1.075 billion

CapitalPuppetlvanian
LeaderJim Henson

CurrencyWeffle Pound
AnimalKrazy Rabb1t

The Puppeteering Nation of Puppet of the Puppet is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Jim Henson with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, ritual sacrifices, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 1.075 billion Puppeteers have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Puppetlvanian. The average income tax rate is 75.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Puppet of the Puppetian economy, worth 120 trillion Weffle Pounds 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 Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Uranium Mining, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 impressive 111,706 Weffle Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation is currently revamping its entire education system, shouting contests are an important part of government job interviews, space shuttles are lying silent on the runway till the Space Agency can work out how to fit a creche and a meditation room into their next spacecraft, and former slaves find themselves being herded onto ships once more. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control. Puppet of the Puppet's national animal is the Krazy Rabb1t, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Puppet of the Puppet is ranked 4,855th in the world and 1st in Weffle for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 6,723.76 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 4,855thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,995thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,481stTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 12,204thMost Avoided: 12,323rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13,109thLargest Black Market: 13,355thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,473rdMost Corrupt Governments: 14,549thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,675thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,766thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,055thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,828thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,599thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,230thLargest Retail Industry: 20,950thLargest Mining Sector: 21,312thMost Inclusive: 22,438th
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the region

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