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Most Armed: 4,671stMost Devout: 5,901stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,375th
The Second Best Colony of
Iron Fist Consumerists
2
Noah
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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Second Best Puppet 116

Population1.253 billion

LeaderNoah

Currencycard
Animallegendary

The Second Best Colony of Second Best Puppet 116 is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Noah with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, ritual sacrifices, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.253 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 63.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Second Best Puppet 116ian economy, worth 103 trillion cards a year, is 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 82,591 cards, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Only "purebloods" are allowed in the nicer parts of town, the government raises tariffs on a weekly basis, euthanasia is illegal, and breastfeeding mothers are replacing smokers to loiter outside the workplace. 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 51,911th in the world and 116th in Second Best Card Farm for Most Influential, scoring 445 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Armed: 4,671stMost Devout: 5,901stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,375thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,754thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,449thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,565thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,780thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 15,640thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,181st
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Most Armed: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 27th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 33rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 36th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 44th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 52nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 72nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, breastfeeding mothers are replacing smokers to loiter outside the workplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, euthanasia is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, the government raises tariffs on a weekly basis.
  • : Second Best Puppet 116 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, only "purebloods" are allowed in the nicer parts of town.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, foundling babies rarely make it off the doorsteps they are abandoned on.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, a government program is underway to revitalize Second Best Puppet 116's beaches.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, the government's fruit business reeks of rotting produce and corruption.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, the government is spending millions on lawyers' fees trying to get Noah off a murder charge.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, abortion is only legal in unusual circumstances.

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