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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,361stRudest Citizens: 2,549thMost Influential: 4,262nd
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The Quiescent Platypus

Population6.106 billion

CapitalHalcyon Falls
LeaderKing Platypus

CurrencyLittle Debbie's Mini Frosted Donuts

The Holy Empire of The Quiescent Platypus is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Platypus with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, aversion to nipples, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 6.106 billion Quiescent Platypuses hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Halcyon Falls. The average income tax rate is 45.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Quiescent Platypusian economy, worth a remarkable 1,057 trillion Little Debbie's Mini Frosted Donuts a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 173,250 Little Debbie's Mini Frosted Donuts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Creative compliance measures ensure that high-ranking officials live in luxury while the country's coffers collect cobwebs, proper policy proposals prerequire professional peer-reviewed papers, young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield, and women tell their friends they've been on crash diets rather than admit they were pregnant and have had terminations. Crime is totally unknown. The Quiescent Platypus's national animal is the Platypus, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Platypism.

The Quiescent Platypus is ranked 44,581st in the world and 63rd in Spiritus for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 4,206.58 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,361stTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,549thMost Influential: 4,262ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,323rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,826thMost Devout: 5,275thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,773rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,428thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,604thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,833rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,012thMost Cultured: 7,730thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,035thMost Efficient Economies: 8,879thHighest Average Incomes: 10,066thSmartest Citizens: 11,192ndTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,217thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,307thMost Inclusive: 13,163rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,647thMost Developed: 16,108thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,431stLargest Governments: 16,552ndMost Advanced Public Education: 17,233rdHighest Economic Output: 17,465thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,081stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,364thMost Stationary: 19,046thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,596thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 23,651st
Largest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 13th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the regionMost Devout: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26th in the region

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