by Max Barry

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The Planetary Defense Force of
New York Times Democracy
We will defend Ducky at all costs!
Warden Ducky
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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The Guarducks

Population2.14 billion

LeaderWarden Ducky


The Planetary Defense Force of The Guarducks is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Warden Ducky with a fair hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 2.14 billion Guarducks enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Duckland. The average income tax rate is 47.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Duck economy, worth 55.2 trillion Duckcoins a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Basket Weaving, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 25,793 Duckcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The police strictly enforce off-limit zones for tourists, former arsonists can be found on local fire brigades, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail, and the experimental sculpture "Overtures In Dried Duck Dung" has been declared a national treasure. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Guarducks's national animal is the Duck, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Duckism.

The Guarducks is ranked 54,184th in the world and 499th in Artificial Solar System for Best Weather, with 119 meters of sunlight.

Largest Publishing Industry: 427th in the regionBest Weather: 499th in the region

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