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Most Subsidized Industry: 7,807thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,984thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,948th
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 54

Population2.365 billion

LeaderNoah

Currencycard
Animallegendary

The Second Best Colony of Second Best Puppet 54 is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Noah with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ritual sacrifices, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 2.365 billion Second Best Puppet 54ians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 73.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Second Best Puppet 54ian economy, worth 205 trillion cards a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is 86,698 cards, with the richest citizens earning 5.0 times as much as the poorest.

Only the wealthy can afford monorail fares, anyone claiming to be a messiah is promptly put to death, armed security details escort librarians to their homes, and many believe that the only good legendary is a dead legendary. 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 54's national animal is the legendary, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Second Best Puppet 54 is ranked 238,409th in the world and 896th in Second Best Card Farm for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring -8.37 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 7,807thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,984thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,948thTop
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Most Devout: 13,311thLargest Black Market: 14,168thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,294thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,097thMost Efficient Economies: 18,485thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,243rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 19,432nd
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 28th in the regionLargest Populations: 42nd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 47th in the regionLargest Governments: 51st in the regionMost Stationary: 54th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 61st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 77th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 54, many believe that the only good legendary is a dead legendary.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 54, armed security details escort librarians to their homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 54, anyone claiming to be a messiah is promptly put to death.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 54, only the wealthy can afford monorail fares.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 54, public shaming has become the favoured form of punishment.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 54, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 54, televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 54, the government is overcome with ennui.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 54, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 54, many in Second Best Puppet 54 are born in the purple.

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