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The Republic of Democratic Plastickeynion

“It takes three wipes to realize that you needed two.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Location: The Black Hawks

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Republic of Democratic Plastickeynion is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 495 million Democratic Plastickeynionians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 13.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Democratic Plastickeynionian economy, worth 24.6 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Trout Farming, Book Publishing, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 49,596 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of, the optimally efficient parking strategy for business commuters is referred to as the "traveling salesman problem", new funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen, and politicians bribe ten-year-old geniuses to sit their aptitude tests. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low. Democratic Plastickeynion's national animal is the bison.

Democratic Plastickeynion is ranked 24,854th in the world and 3rd in The Black Hawks for Highest Drug Use, scoring 113.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 5,717thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,813thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,350thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,621stHighest Drug Use: 24,854th
Highest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 19th in the regionTop
Nudest: 34th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 37th in the region

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