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The Pkunk Alliance

Population12.454 billion

CapitalThe Great Nest
LeaderWhoever's sitting on The Golden Perch

CurrencyGood Vibe

The Commonwealth of The Pkunk Alliance is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Whoever's sitting on The Golden Perch with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, rampant corporate plagiarism, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 12.454 billion Pkunks hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Great Nest. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Pkunkish economy, worth a remarkable 1,861 trillion Good Vibes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 149,479 Good Vibes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Diplomats are always trying to convince other nations to adopt l33t speak, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, and school lockers are filled with fancy underwear. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Pkunk Alliance's national animal is the Pootworm, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Pkunk Alliance is ranked 6,165th in the world and 383rd in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 92.95 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,232ndMost Influential: 2,364thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,195thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,402ndMost Rebellious Youth: 3,484thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,052ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,068thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,444thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,449thMost Inclusive: 4,846thRudest Citizens: 5,128thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,343rdMost Cultured: 5,365thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,432ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,501stLargest Governments: 5,506thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,565thMost Developed: 6,165thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,208thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,936thBest Weather: 6,943rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,237thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,524thMost Efficient Economies: 7,636thSmartest Citizens: 7,665thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,708thNicest Citizens: 9,015thSafest: 9,056thHighest Economic Output: 9,068thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,020thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,823rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,536thHealthiest Citizens: 11,652ndTop
Highest Average Incomes: 14,282ndLowest Crime Rates: 14,935thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,370thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,326thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,762ndMost Politically Free: 22,005thLargest Populations: 23,066th
Most Rebellious Youth: 138th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 167th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 170th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 174th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 178th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 218th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 245th in the regionRudest Citizens: 275th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 279th in the regionMost Cultured: 279th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 283rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 287th in the regionLargest Governments: 300th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 310th in the regionMost Inclusive: 316th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 317th in the regionMost Politically Free: 331st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 356th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 378th in the regionMost Developed: 383rd in the regionBest Weather: 410th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 427th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 427th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 433rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 435th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 446th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 467th in the regionLargest Populations: 469th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 519th in the regionSafest: 529th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 547th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 612th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 655th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 663rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 676th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 695th in the regionNudest: 732nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 793rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 803rd in the regionMost Influential: 833rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 834th in the region

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