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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,020thMost Influential: 5,095thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,059th
The Grand Monarchy of
Left-Leaning College State Paradise
Are we politicians, or the cast of Magic Mike?
King Hunter the First
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Puffin Islands

Population5.711 billion

CapitalSouth Port
LeaderKing Hunter the First

CurrencyPuffel
AnimalTufted Puffin

The Grand Monarchy of Puffin Islands is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by King Hunter the First with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, zero percent divorce rate, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 5.711 billion Puffin Islanders enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of South Port. The average income tax rate is 66.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Puffin Islandsian economy, worth 694 trillion Puffels a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 121,613 Puffels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Workers can choose whether they prefer offices that smell of pungent body odor or whale vomit, foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, and people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Puffin Islands's national animal is the Tufted Puffin, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Puffin Islands is ranked 220,846th in the world and 402nd in Conch Kingdom for Best Weather, with 73 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,020thMost Influential: 5,095thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,059thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,064thTop
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Most Cultured: 13,386thMost Efficient Economies: 13,534thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,556thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,012thMost Developed: 14,297thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,313thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,865thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,381stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,291stSmartest Citizens: 19,713thHealthiest Citizens: 19,739thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,999thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,063rdHighest Average Incomes: 22,810thLargest Mining Sector: 23,217thLowest Crime Rates: 23,631st
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 16th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 22nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 22nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 26th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 27th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 28th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Populations: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 34th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 36th in the regionMost Cultured: 36th in the regionRudest Citizens: 37th in the regionMost Developed: 39th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 39th in the region

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