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Largest Agricultural Sector: 996thRudest Citizens: 2,259thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,427th
The Holy Empire of
New York Times Democracy
We may not be the best
King Platypus
Chief Executive
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Quiescent Platypus

Population4.268 billion

CapitalHalcyon Falls
LeaderKing Platypus

CurrencyLittle Debbie's Mini Frosted Donuts

The Holy Empire of The Quiescent Platypus is a massive, safe nation, ruled by King Platypus with a fair hand, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, pith helmet sales, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 4.268 billion Quiescent Platypuses enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

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 27.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Quiescent Platypusian economy, worth 797 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 186,931 Little Debbie's Mini Frosted Donuts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

All tariffs have been abolished, ratings for schools' curricula range from 'Pure as the Driven Snow' to 'Late Night TV', social care for the elderly consists of a self help leaflet and a kick on the backside, and patriotic citizens chant "there's only one The Quiescent Platypus" at foreigners. 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 37,738th in the world and 51st in Spiritus for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 3,691.05 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 996thTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,259thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,427thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,582ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,871stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,875thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,905thMost Influential: 4,944thMost Devout: 5,029thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,961stHighest Average Incomes: 7,600thMost Cultured: 7,813thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,943rdMost Efficient Economies: 8,710thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,781stLargest Publishing Industry: 10,087thTop
Smartest Citizens: 10,715thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,696thMost Inclusive: 12,238thMost Armed: 12,664thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,747thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,077thMost Developed: 16,326thLargest Governments: 16,795thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17,415thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,423rd
Largest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 10th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 19th in the regionMost Devout: 21st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 29th in the region

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