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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,010th Largest Populations: 3,290th Most Pro-Market: 9,164th
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Piney Duck

Population24.553 billion


The Queen's State of Piney Duck is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its anti-smoking policies and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-working, democratic population of 24.553 billion Piney Duckians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Spirituality, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.3%.

The thriving Piney Duckian economy, worth 858 trillion betales a year, is quite specialized and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Woodchip Exports, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 34,955 betales, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 152,842 per year while the poor average 5,043, a ratio of 30.3 to 1.

A large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, the government is slowly introducing social welfare programs, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and an underground movement of cigarette smokers has sprung up in response to a government ban. Crime is a serious problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Piney Duck's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Piney Duck is ranked 43,680th in the world and 2nd in The Philippines for Most Developed, scoring 59.43 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,010thTop
Largest Populations: 3,290thTop
Most Pro-Market: 9,164thLargest Gambling Industry: 9,908thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,434thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,778thHighest Crime Rates: 12,812thMost Politically Free: 15,321st

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