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Most Secular: 716thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 743rdMost Pacifist: 1,187th
The Puddle of
Democratic Socialists
Peace and Equality
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Vassal
Minister of Domestic Affairs
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Socialist Platypus

Population1.793 billion

CapitalTypus
LeaderRobert Plater
FaithPastafarism

CurrencyRova
AnimalPlatypus

The Puddle of Socialist Platypus is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Robert Plater with an even hand, and notable for its parental licensing program, smutty television, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate population of 1.793 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 97.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Socialist Platypusian economy, worth 232 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 129,457 Rovas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms, families are left homeless as entire suburbs are bulldozed on the whim of tribal chiefs, and onions have been banned due to their tendency to cause eye irritation. 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 7,696th in the world and 8th in Conch Kingdom for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 3,717.61 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Most Secular: 716thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 743rdMost Pacifist: 1,187thSafest: 1,632ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,788thMost Influential: 1,825thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,969thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,067thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,177thBest Weather: 2,223rdLargest Welfare Programs: 2,238thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,266thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,320thNicest Citizens: 2,321stTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2,520thHealthiest Citizens: 2,682ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,721stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,848thMost Inclusive: 2,876thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,377thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,464thMost Developed: 4,004thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,843rdLargest Governments: 5,117thLowest Crime Rates: 5,248thSmartest Citizens: 6,741stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,590thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,696thMost Cultured: 7,831stMost Subsidized Industry: 10,924thTop
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Most Income Equality: 12,713thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,349thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,398thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,456thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,849thMost Efficient Economies: 18,427thHighest Average Incomes: 19,979thMost Cheerful Citizens: 22,578th
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Most Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 19th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 21st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 24th in the regionMost Income Equality: 24th in the regionMost Influential: 24th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 40th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 41st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 44th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 46th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 47th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 110 » Ciapore, Creditopia, Tarzantos El Camosia, Free Azell, Gatorstan, Lislandia, PassioneMorioh, Mudreuque, Pieistan, Balan Bar, Atila, Ziroxeut, 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, Yoyleberry, Sialked, Zemke, Stustu, Reslas, New Holten, Erithian, Puffin Islands, Cyzixraqab, DBastion, Stalinium gulags, Werstonal, Jeitiem, Saint Killebrew, Xavier The 1, The Greater Springs, Wazkistan, Untied States of Matter, and 60 others.Glorsto, Kurczak Mielony, Space Nudists, TSSOA, Nateros Sill, Swiss Hommousionopia, Preox, Nieuw-Maastricht, Land of Legacy, Oak River, The Pir, East Lusitania, Nibelia, Commuba, JoshRunsAGovernment, Elythrea, Xeorkuothertopia, Yitussia, The Spook Who Sat By The Door, Zuelong, Aelandi, Neptic, The Free City of Nelson, Charville, Northern Jibland, Beamoparoliustopia, Deblar, Northern Andes and The Amazon, The Orange Microwaves, FliffleVille, Smosh games, SocioLiber, Hubdova, Jygortia, WeeTurds, Jossel, Tophigo, GreatBritannia, Skoorb, Stella Rimor, Bothenry, Capibara Democratic Republic, Akara Pupa Tena, The Psittacines, Kursibar, Hockeyyekcoh, Homosexical, Crimson Eternal, RadicalShadow, BadBitchVille, Bohseon, Clownclub, Suryadweep Islands, Triforma, Devonigondwana, TheUnitedStatesof, Terra Valor, Mandarivia, Seolia, and The sovereign provinces of Mesha.

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