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Largest Retail Industry: 4,033rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,649thMost Devout: 7,770th
The Second Best Colony of
Father Knows Best State
2
Noah
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Second Best Puppet 14

Population2.383 billion

LeaderNoah

Currencycard
Animallegendary

The Second Best Colony of Second Best Puppet 14 is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Noah with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, state-planned economy, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.383 billion Second Best Puppet 14ians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 68.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Second Best Puppet 14ian economy, worth 254 trillion cards 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 a large, well-organized black market in Retail, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 106,891 cards, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Pirates armed with sonar-guided semi-autonomous torpedos and laser weapons systems are often seen capturing fishing trawlers, radio stations are forbidden to play anything with too much drum or bass, adultery has been made a capital offence, and the nation has an international reputation for compassion. 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 14's national animal is the legendary, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Second Best Puppet 14 is ranked 46,686th in the world and 355th in Second Best Card Farm for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 1,309.41 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Largest Retail Industry: 4,033rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,649thMost Devout: 7,770thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,484thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 13,375thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,388thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,738thLargest Black Market: 13,825thMost Efficient Economies: 19,275thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,249th
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Largest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 13th in the regionLargest Populations: 17th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 40th in the regionLargest Governments: 40th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 41st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 45th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 56th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 67th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 73rd in the regionBest Weather: 79th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 83rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 84th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 90th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 14, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 14, adultery has been made a capital offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 14, radio stations are forbidden to play anything with too much drum or bass.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 14, pirates armed with sonar-guided semi-autonomous torpedos and laser weapons systems are often seen capturing fishing trawlers.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 14, the intelligence community is playing 4-D chess with an imaginary spy network.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 14, euthanasia is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 14, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 14, government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 14, in a baffling press conference Noah proudly dismantled a broken door.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 14, local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities.

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