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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,137thRudest Citizens: 2,332ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,215th
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The Quiescent Platypus

Population5.094 billion

CapitalHalcyon Falls
LeaderKing Platypus

CurrencyLittle Debbie's Mini Frosted Donuts

The Holy Empire of The Quiescent Platypus is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by King Platypus with a fair hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, otherworldly petting zoo, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 5.094 billion Quiescent Platypuses hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Halcyon Falls. The average income tax rate is 35.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Quiescent Platypusian economy, worth 927 trillion Little Debbie's Mini Frosted Donuts a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 182,149 Little Debbie's Mini Frosted Donuts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Creative compliance measures ensure that high-ranking officials live in luxury while the country's coffers collect cobwebs, proper policy proposals prerequire professional peer-reviewed papers, young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield, and women tell their friends they've been on crash diets rather than admit they were pregnant and have had terminations. Crime is totally unknown. The Quiescent Platypus's national animal is the Platypus, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Platypism.

The Quiescent Platypus is ranked 36,545th in the world and 40th in Spiritus for Most Politically Free, scoring 78.1 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,137thTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,332ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,215thLargest Retail Industry: 4,031stMost Influential: 4,514thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,536thMost Devout: 5,079thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,234thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,508thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,245thMost Cultured: 7,582ndHighest Poor Incomes: 7,993rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,226thMost Efficient Economies: 8,321stHighest Average Incomes: 8,448thSmartest Citizens: 10,688thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,945thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,763rdMost Inclusive: 12,849thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,259thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,680thMost Developed: 16,458thLargest Governments: 16,512thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,101stHighest Economic Output: 18,942ndMost Armed: 19,099thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,005thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,511thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,643rdMost Stationary: 21,039thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,752nd
Largest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 19th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 21st in the regionMost Devout: 22nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Armed: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 30th in the regionMost Cultured: 30th in the region

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