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Most Valuable International Artwork: 338thMost Beautiful Environments: 537thBest Weather: 691st
The Contrarian Country of
Father Knows Best State
Don't like what we do?...then get the frack out!
Mister Head Coach
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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The Double Wing

Population24.201 billion

CapitalNew Gridiron Majesty
LeaderMister Head Coach
FaithThe Fellowship of the Wing

AnimalDouble Wing'd Boar

The Contrarian Country of The Double Wing is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Mister Head Coach with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 24.201 billion Double Wingers 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Gridiron Majesty. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 56.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Double Wingian economy, worth a remarkable 4,040 trillion Pig$kins a year, is highly specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 166,964 Pig$kins, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 865,885 per year while the poor average 17,444, a ratio of 49.6 to 1.

Parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads, shopkeepers use microscopes to verify the authenticity of banknotes, 13-year-old internet trolls are treated as a threat on par with terrorists, and slavers are real nutters. Crime is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Double Wing's national animal is the Double Wing'd Boar, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Fellowship of the Wing.

The Double Wing is ranked 111,078th in the world and 273rd in NationStates for Highest Drug Use, scoring 61.8 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 338thMost Beautiful Environments: 537thBest Weather: 691stLargest Black Market: 726thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,079thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,271stMost Influential: 1,742ndMost Cultured: 1,928thMost Stationary: 1,991stTop
Highest Crime Rates: 2,434thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,514thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,901stHighest Economic Output: 2,922ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,978thMost Developed: 3,159thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,600thSmartest Citizens: 3,659thLargest Populations: 4,480thMost Secular: 4,489thHealthiest Citizens: 5,438thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,439thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,581stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,203rdRudest Citizens: 7,451stMost Efficient Economies: 8,174thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,988thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,732ndHighest Average Incomes: 10,847thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,690thMost Armed: 11,943rdTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 13,493rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,756thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23,533rd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14th in the regionMost Cultured: 16th in the regionMost Developed: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 22nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 24th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 28th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 38th in the regionMost Secular: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 39th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 50th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 51st in the regionLargest Populations: 54th in the region

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