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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,303rdRudest Citizens: 2,518thLargest Retail Industry: 4,273rd
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The Quiescent Platypus

Population5.927 billion

CapitalHalcyon Falls
LeaderKing Platypus

CurrencyLittle Debbie's Mini Frosted Donuts

The Holy Empire of The Quiescent Platypus is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Platypus with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, prohibition of alcohol, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 5.927 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 medium-sized, 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 44.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Quiescent Platypusian economy, worth a remarkable 1,030 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 173,945 Little Debbie's Mini Frosted Donuts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

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 28,595th in the world and 29th in Spiritus for Most Armed, with 3.91 Weapons Per Person.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,303rdTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,518thLargest Retail Industry: 4,273rdMost Influential: 4,287thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,546thMost Devout: 5,248thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,684thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,356thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,530thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,719thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,851stMost Cultured: 7,775thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,946thMost Efficient Economies: 8,821stHighest Average Incomes: 9,863rdSmartest Citizens: 11,230thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,199thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,260thTop
Most Inclusive: 13,205thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,732ndMost Developed: 16,297thLargest Governments: 16,596thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,204thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,463rdHighest Economic Output: 17,923rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,722ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,906thMost Stationary: 19,779thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,711thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 23,258thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,104th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 13th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 17th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19th in the regionMost Devout: 20th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26th in the regionMost Armed: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 30th in the regionMost Cultured: 31st in the region

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