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Most Rebellious Youth: 141stHighest Crime Rates: 236thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 286th
The Rapture of
Benevolent Dictatorship Temporary Liberal State of Emergency
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Civil Rights
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Pixies on Toadstools

Population30.215 billion

CapitalThe Magic Faraway Tree
LeaderMr Whatzisname


The Rapture of Pixies on Toadstools is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Mr Whatzisname with an iron fist, and notable for its national health service, unlimited-speed roads, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 30.215 billion Pixies enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The minute, corrupt, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Magic Faraway Tree. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Pixie economy, worth a remarkable 7,492 trillion blytons a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 247,975 blytons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

CEOs and corporate executives are frequently found striking for better stock options, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around The Magic Faraway Tree, Max Barry is this year's Miss Pixies on Toadstools, and speaking out against the government is punishable by flogging. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Pixies on Toadstools's national animal is the hare, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is magic.

Pixies on Toadstools is ranked 135,294th in the world and 217th in Forest for Rudest Citizens, with 43.18 Insults Per Minute.

Most Rebellious Youth: 141stHighest Crime Rates: 236thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 286thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 364thLargest Gambling Industry: 585thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 629thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 663rdMost Armed: 694thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 811thHighest Economic Output: 827thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,049thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,076thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,554thFattest Citizens: 1,982ndLargest Populations: 2,098thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,449thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,891stHighest Average Incomes: 3,468thMost Efficient Economies: 3,504thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,100thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,415thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,887thMost Devout: 5,074thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,314thMost Cultured: 5,437thLargest Black Market: 6,373rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,937thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,329thSmartest Citizens: 7,910thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,811thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 13,773rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,330thHighest Drug Use: 16,031stLargest Retail Industry: 16,241stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,829thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,502ndLargest Insurance Industry: 20,534thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,430th
Highest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 11th in the regionFattest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 21st in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 23rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 25th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 27th in the regionMost Devout: 30th in the regionLargest Black Market: 31st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 33rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 34th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 34th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 42nd in the region

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