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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,936thMost Influential: 5,353rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,791st
The Democracy of
Moralistic Democracy
Quack Quack
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The duck republic

Population1.431 billion

CapitalQuackoplis
LeaderDuck Man
FaithChristianity

CurrencyQuack
AnimalDuck

The Democracy of The duck republic is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Duck Man with an even hand, and renowned for its aversion to nipples, pith helmet sales, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 1.431 billion duck republicians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Quackoplis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 39.0%.

The frighteningly efficient duck republician economy, worth 194 trillion Quacks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 136,243 Quacks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 461,113 per year while the poor average 29,749, a ratio of 15.5 to 1.

The roar of the Niagara 3000 mega-loo can be heard several blocks away, the "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance, adultery has been made a capital offence, and the nation is wading into dangerous waters. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. The duck republic's national animal is the Duck, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Christianity.

The duck republic is ranked 25,970th in the world and 228th in Europeia for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 6,836.53 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,936thMost Influential: 5,353rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,791stMost Devout: 7,941stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,347thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,198thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,878thTop
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Most Cultured: 16,454thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,019thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,674thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,960thHighest Average Incomes: 19,724thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,366thMost Developed: 20,561stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,635thLargest Retail Industry: 22,465thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,871stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,884thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 24,136thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25,341stLargest Publishing Industry: 25,970thMost Efficient Economies: 26,708thMost Patriotic: 27,072ndHighest Food Quality: 27,587th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Devout: 38th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 41st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 47th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 61st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 61st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 72nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 80th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 84th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 86th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 88th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 95th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 103rd in the region

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