by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,226thMost Influential: 2,561stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,014th
The Federal Republic of
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Population830 million



The Federal Republic of Plankstein is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 830 million Planksteins 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 medium-sized government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Industry, and Defense are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Offingen. The average income tax rate is 44.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Planksteinian economy, worth 57.8 trillion kronens a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Automobile Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 69,680 kronens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, a crusade against barbaric religious practices has begun, Leader's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader, and graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Plankstein's national animal is the meerkat.

Plankstein is ranked 34,566th in the world and 635th in the West Pacific for Rudest Citizens, with 81.83 Insults Per Minute.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,226thTop
Most Influential: 2,561stTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,014thSafest: 13,926thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,640thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17,322nd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 36th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 88th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 274th in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 399th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 405th in the regionSafest: 412th in the regionMost Average: 473rd in the regionMost Cultured: 527th in the region

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