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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,076thMost Influential: 4,935thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,037th
The Grand Monarchy of
Left-Leaning College State
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

Population5.748 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 smutty television, parental licensing program, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 5.748 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 699 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 27,896th in the world and 28th in Conch Kingdom for Highest Economic Output, with 699 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,076thMost Influential: 4,935thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,037thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,042ndTop
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Most Cultured: 13,351stMost Efficient Economies: 13,522ndMost Subsidized Industry: 13,542ndHighest Poor Incomes: 13,970thMost Developed: 14,270thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,323rdLongest Average Lifespans: 16,827thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,360thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,221stHealthiest Citizens: 19,710thSmartest Citizens: 19,728thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,176thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,191stHighest Average Incomes: 22,807thLargest Mining Sector: 23,331stLowest Crime Rates: 23,619th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 22nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 27th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 28th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 28th in the regionLargest Populations: 33rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 35th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 36th in the regionRudest Citizens: 37th in the regionMost Cultured: 38th in the regionMost Developed: 39th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 41st in the region

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