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The Pkunk Alliance

Population12.13 billion

CapitalThe Great Nest
LeaderWhoever's sitting on The Golden Perch

CurrencyGood Vibe

The Commonwealth of The Pkunk Alliance is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Whoever's sitting on The Golden Perch with a fair hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, rampant corporate plagiarism, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 12.13 billion Pkunks hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Great Nest. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Pkunkish economy, worth a remarkable 1,832 trillion Good Vibes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 151,051 Good Vibes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Diplomats are always trying to convince other nations to adopt l33t speak, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, and school lockers are filled with fancy underwear. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Pkunk Alliance's national animal is the Pootworm, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Pkunk Alliance is ranked 17,161st in the world and 1,227th in The North Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 14.46 Bank.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,199thTop
Most Influential: 2,472ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,093rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,338thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,456thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,032ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,131stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,564thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,634thMost Inclusive: 4,709thRudest Citizens: 5,030thMost Cultured: 5,267thLargest Governments: 5,397thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,458thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,478thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,586thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,706thMost Developed: 6,016thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,275thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,994thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,106thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,121stBest Weather: 7,330thSmartest Citizens: 7,441stMost Efficient Economies: 7,506thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,562ndNicest Citizens: 8,784thSafest: 8,961stHighest Economic Output: 9,050thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,352ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,672ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,385thHealthiest Citizens: 11,425thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 13,786thLowest Crime Rates: 14,705thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,196thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,161stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,697thMost Politically Free: 21,054thLargest Publishing Industry: 21,444thLargest Populations: 23,260th
Most Rebellious Youth: 130th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 164th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 171st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 171st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 186th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 217th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 251st in the regionMost Cultured: 269th in the regionRudest Citizens: 270th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 277th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 283rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 288th in the regionLargest Governments: 292nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 305th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 317th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 329th in the regionMost Politically Free: 350th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 365th in the regionMost Developed: 367th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 383rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 403rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 409th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 416th in the regionBest Weather: 422nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 426th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 454th in the regionLargest Populations: 469th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 496th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 512th in the regionSafest: 516th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 569th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 597th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 612th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 648th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 656th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 656th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 765th in the regionNudest: 807th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 828th in the regionMost Influential: 855th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 862nd in the region

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