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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,215thRudest Citizens: 2,478thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,531st
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The Quiescent Platypus

Population5.651 billion

CapitalHalcyon Falls
LeaderKing Platypus

CurrencyLittle Debbie's Mini Frosted Donuts

The Holy Empire of The Quiescent Platypus is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Platypus with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 5.651 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 relatively small, 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 41.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Quiescent Platypusian economy, worth 999 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 Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 176,917 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 220,931st in the world and 287th in Spiritus for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 133.4 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,215thTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,478thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,531stLargest Retail Industry: 4,265thMost Influential: 4,339thMost Devout: 5,188thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,452ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,770thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,182ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,248thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,434thMost Cultured: 7,620thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,808thMost Efficient Economies: 8,673rdHighest Average Incomes: 9,286thSmartest Citizens: 10,940thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,520thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,367thMost Inclusive: 13,043rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,434thMost Developed: 16,072ndLargest Governments: 16,532ndMost Advanced Public Education: 17,651stHighest Economic Output: 18,121stMost Beautiful Environments: 18,612thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,604thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,724thMost Stationary: 20,149thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20,373rdMost Subsidized Industry: 21,039thLargest Information Technology Sector: 23,984th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 17th in the regionMost Devout: 18th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 19th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 29th in the regionMost Armed: 29th in the regionMost Cultured: 30th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 30th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the region

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