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Most Armed: 4,814thMost Devout: 6,332ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,784th
The Second Best Colony of
Iron Fist Consumerists
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Noah
Influence
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Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Second Best Puppet 116

Population2.184 billion

LeaderNoah

Currencycard
Animallegendary

The Second Best Colony of Second Best Puppet 116 is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Noah with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, smutty television, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.184 billion Second Best Puppet 116ians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 62.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Second Best Puppet 116ian economy, worth 186 trillion cards a year, is fairly diversified and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Cheese Exports, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 85,518 cards, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The only Maxxmas gift frontline troops receive from officers is a bullet with the enemy's name on it, the nation's nuclear defence policy is to "turn the other cheek", in pet stores nationwide legendaries are growing in popularity, and the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Second Best Puppet 116's national animal is the legendary, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Second Best Puppet 116 is ranked 87,194th in the world and 374th in Second Best Card Farm for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 0.36 Bank.

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Most Armed: 4,814thMost Devout: 6,332ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,784thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,549thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,738thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,688thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,310thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 16,679thLargest Black Market: 21,478th
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Most Armed: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 25th in the regionMost Devout: 29th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 37th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 44th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 67th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, in pet stores nationwide legendaries are growing in popularity.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, the nation's nuclear defence policy is to "turn the other cheek".
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, the only Maxxmas gift frontline troops receive from officers is a bullet with the enemy's name on it.
  • : Second Best Puppet 116 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, millions of devastated 7-year-olds are denied astronaut and ballerina training.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, a vast monorail network carries people all over the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, Second Best Puppet 116ian Gladiators is a ratings success.

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