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Most Secular: 716thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 735thMost Pacifist: 1,161st
The Puddle of
Democratic Socialists
Peace and Equality
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Socialist Platypus

Population2.209 billion

LeaderRobert Plater


The Puddle of Socialist Platypus is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Robert Plater with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, parental licensing program, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate population of 2.209 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 285 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 237,924th in the world and 469th in Conch Kingdom for Fattest Citizens, with 3.24 Obesity Rate.

Most Secular: 716thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 735thMost Pacifist: 1,161stMost Influential: 1,468thSafest: 1,526thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,720thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,816thBest Weather: 1,926thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,946thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,979thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,023rdLargest Welfare Programs: 2,156thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,182ndNicest Citizens: 2,308thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2,491stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,640thHealthiest Citizens: 2,661stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,782ndMost Inclusive: 2,898thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,048thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,079thMost Developed: 4,080thLowest Crime Rates: 4,954thLargest Governments: 4,997thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,086thSmartest Citizens: 7,126thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,538thMost Cultured: 7,781stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,951stMost Subsidized Industry: 11,468thTop
Most Income Equality: 13,040thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,539thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,755thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,153rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,389thMost Efficient Economies: 18,767thHighest Average Incomes: 20,044thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,340th
Most Secular: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 22nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 24th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 27th in the regionMost Income Equality: 37th in the regionMost Stationary: 44th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 45th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 47th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 113 » 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 63 others.Zuelong, Aelandi, The Free City of Nelson, Charville, Deblar, The Orange Microwaves, FliffleVille, Hubdova, Jossel, GreatBritannia, Skoorb, Bothenry, Capibara Democratic Republic, The Psittacines, Hockeyyekcoh, Crimson Eternal, BadBitchVille, Bohseon, Clownclub, Devonigondwana, Terra Valor, Seolia, The sovereign provinces of Mesha, GibmeMoney, Free Azell, 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, and Litorauria.

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