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The Oppressed Peoples of Puppets and Strings

“Puppets! All of you! You shall bow to The Hand!”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: The Long Forgotten Name Nobody Remembers

Regional Influence: Negotiator

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The Oppressed Peoples of Puppets and Strings is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 254 million Puppets are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Toy Box. The average income tax rate is 80.0%.

The Strung economy, worth 14.2 trillion Snapped Bloodied Wires 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 Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. 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 55,800 Snapped Bloodied Wires, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

All government facilities are built in the subterranean citadel of The Toy Box, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings", modern Strung art is so hot right now, and male friends are often accompanied by a female relative in order to prove their 'straightness'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Puppets and Strings's national animal is the Ventriloquist Screaming Oozing Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Puppets and Strings is ranked 150,460th in the world and 11th in The Long Forgotten Name Nobody Remembers for Most Pro-Market, scoring -79.22 on the Rand Index.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1,592ndTop
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Most Primitive: 2,193rdMost Influential: 3,071stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,865thMost Authoritarian: 4,042ndMost Devout: 4,167thNudest: 4,768thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9,376thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,085thMost Conservative: 10,371stMost Extreme: 10,924thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,039thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,786thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,868thBest Weather: 14,029th
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Most Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the region

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