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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,020thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,959thRudest Citizens: 2,085th
The Holy Empire of
New York Times Democracy
We may not be the best
King Platypus
Chief Executive
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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The Quiescent Platypus

Population3.249 billion

CapitalHalcyon Falls
LeaderKing Platypus

CurrencyLittle Debbie's Mini Frosted Donuts

The Holy Empire of The Quiescent Platypus is a massive, safe nation, ruled by King Platypus with a fair hand, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, keen interest in outer space, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 3.249 billion Quiescent Platypuses 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 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 24.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Quiescent Platypusian economy, worth 604 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 Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 186,131 Little Debbie's Mini Frosted Donuts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road, children as young as eight can present logical proofs for the existence of the afterlife, knock-knock jokes regularly get removed from websites for being too edgy, and the military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams. Crime, especially youth-related, 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 102,973rd in the world and 80th in Spiritus for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 2.83 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,020thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,959thRudest Citizens: 2,085thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,423rdLargest Retail Industry: 3,675thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,214thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,417thMost Devout: 4,876thMost Influential: 4,937thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,741stHighest Average Incomes: 7,601stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,717thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,963rdMost Cultured: 8,069thMost Efficient Economies: 8,283rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,634thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 9,318thSmartest Citizens: 10,742ndMost Inclusive: 11,453rdMost Armed: 11,623rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,645thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,800thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,921stLargest Governments: 16,698thMost Developed: 17,012th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16th in the regionMost Devout: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 7 » Haremm, The Salaxalans, Rogamark, Urran, Legendus, Matrixulated, and Colonalia.

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