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Most Secular: 719thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 729thMost Pacifist: 1,164th
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Socialist Platypus

Population2.241 billion

LeaderRobert Plater


The Puddle of Socialist Platypus is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Robert Plater with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, soft-spoken computers, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 2.241 billion Platypusians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Typus. The average income tax rate is 97.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Socialist Platypusian economy, worth 289 trillion Rovas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 129,141 Rovas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days', drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking, burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony, and citizens praise the weeds that overwhelm their narrow vegetable realm. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Socialist Platypus's national animal is the Platypus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Pastafarism.

Socialist Platypus is ranked 211,660th in the world and 422nd in Conch Kingdom for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -7 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Secular: 719thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 729thMost Pacifist: 1,164thMost Influential: 1,435thSafest: 1,528thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,712thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,813thBest Weather: 1,909thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,910thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,947thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,978thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,151stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,169thNicest Citizens: 2,303rdTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2,476thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,632ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,652ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,774thMost Inclusive: 2,890thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,036thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,067thMost Developed: 4,069thLowest Crime Rates: 4,962ndLargest Governments: 4,985thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,117thSmartest Citizens: 7,118thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,504thMost Cultured: 7,766thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,973rdMost Subsidized Industry: 11,470thTop
Most Income Equality: 12,975thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,541stLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,805thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,145thMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,312thMost Efficient Economies: 18,796thHighest Average Incomes: 20,085thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,351st
Most Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Cultured: 19th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 22nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 24th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 28th in the regionMost Income Equality: 41st in the regionMost Stationary: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 44th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 47th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 116 » Ciapore, Creditopia, Tarzantos El Camosia, Gatorstan, Lislandia, PassioneMorioh, Mudreuque, Balan Bar, Atila, Tolerian Empire, Her Majesty Silver Garden, Nein Marosts, Primis Tenebris, Dyrland, El Blurkistan, Pervincia, Liberto-Ancapistan, Kensaland, Cle Brait, Oktadonia, Wakaru, Flamboyant Fanboys, Duby, Lucensia, Vivenxistan, Plusquam verisimile est, Nova Briton, Tuoroidasia, Loveable Dogs, Stustu, Erithian, Puffin Islands, Cyzixraqab, DBastion, Stalinium gulags, Werstonal, Jeitiem, Saint Killebrew, The Greater Springs, Untied States of Matter, Kurczak Mielony, Swiss Hommousionopia, Nieuw-Maastricht, Land of Legacy, East Lusitania, Nibelia, Commuba, Elythrea, Xeorkuothertopia, The Spook Who Sat By The Door, and 66 others.Zuelong, Aelandi, The Free City of Nelson, Charville, Deblar, The Orange Microwaves, FliffleVille, Hubdova, Jossel, GreatBritannia, Skoorb, Bothenry, The Psittacines, Hockeyyekcoh, Crimson Eternal, BadBitchVille, Bohseon, Clownclub, Devonigondwana, Terra Valor, Seolia, The sovereign provinces of Mesha, GibmeMoney, Hamptoria, Cern Calba, Eastern Starbowie, Aether Inc, Danimpalia, Sweola, Covoicotheval, Ruotsaland, Jalaron Advaria, United Cyber Tech, Ziroxeut, Nueva Rico, Cramboria, Redamia, Great Luirokitanea, Garagia, Socialist Republic of Segrovia, United States Of Florida, North Star Halcyon, Boettger, Locotima, Phandonia, Matesz, Aerospace And Freedom, Tentoria, Picastana, Imperio Castillano, Washiwa, TSSOA, The Capitalist China Party, Holy Boaiggim, Lymteria, Duke Ferdinand, Kalanu, The Unified Pumaxi, Arcus Iris, Saijan, Litorauria, Independent state of geese, Adka, Aleisynium, Rabbit of the Rock, and Doggonia and Pupponia.

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