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The Backgammon Aficionado of Marston Hefner

“Backgammon Folks”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Location: Playboy

Regional Influence: Negotiator


The Backgammon Aficionado of Marston Hefner is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, national health service, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 961 million Marston Hefnerians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Administration, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 62.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Marston Hefnerian economy, worth 37.0 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Basket Weaving, Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Retail. 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 38,536 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities, small towns have started burning historical buildings in hopes of attracting tourists, anniversaries of major historical events pass unnoticed, and politicians accost strangers in the street to ask their problems. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marston Hefner's national animal is the Bunny.

Marston Hefner is ranked 40,861st in the world and 1st in Playboy for Rudest Citizens, with 76.76 Insults Per Minute.

Most Primitive: 1,351stTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,761stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,144thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,351stMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,903rd

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