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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 664th Largest Mining Sector: 1,050th Most Primitive: 1,121st
The Pleasantly Pleased Planet of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Please Please the Pleased Platypuses, Please!
Regional Influence
Apprentice
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Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Pleasantly Pleased Planet of The Pleased Platypuses is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Platypus Pete with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 24.755 billion Pleased Platypuses are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The minute, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Law & Order, although Defense is also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Pleased Platypus economy, worth a remarkable 3,336 trillion platies a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 134,786 platies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

An increasing number of animal species are named 'Bob', frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security, the government merely sends empty platitudes whenever natural disasters strike foreign nations, and the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. The Pleased Platypuses's national animal is the pleased platypus, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

The Pleased Platypuses is ranked 26,654th in the world and 3rd in Ohio for Most Extreme, scoring 27.56 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 664thLargest Mining Sector: 1,050thMost Primitive: 1,121stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,294thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1,770thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,928thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,948thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,005thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,014thLargest Populations: 2,019thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,040thHighest Economic Output: 2,062ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,172ndHealthiest Citizens: 5,245thMost Devout: 5,904thLowest Crime Rates: 6,304thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,382ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,780thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,146thMost Avoided: 7,199thTop
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Safest: 7,726thMost Authoritarian: 8,072ndMost Conservative: 9,895thMost Cultured: 9,932ndLargest Publishing Industry: 13,059thHighest Average Incomes: 14,783rd
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the region

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