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The Holy Yellow Banana Duck of Skundi

“Donít mess with this duck”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: Lorania

Regional Influence: Duckspeaker


The Holy Yellow Banana Duck of Skundi is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Great Banana Duck with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.199 billion Skundians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yer Local Duck Pond. The average income tax rate is 77.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Skundian economy, worth a remarkable 1,030 trillion Banana Ducks a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 166,283 Banana Ducks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hordes of unemployed lumberjacks have resorted to cutting down utility poles to satisfy their cravings, passengers often cause a stink on public transport, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds, and the explosive fireball of the disintegrating space shuttle has devastated Cape Skundi. Crime is totally unknown. Skundi's national animal is the Banana Duck, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Skundi is ranked 24,213th in the world and 14th in Lorania for Lowest Crime Rates, with 78.35 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,279thMost Inclusive: 2,351stTop
Best Weather: 3,147thMost Efficient Economies: 3,914thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,162ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,307thNicest Citizens: 4,720thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,985thMost Pacifist: 5,000thLargest Retail Industry: 5,360thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,515thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,712thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,757thMost Developed: 6,785thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,947thHealthiest Citizens: 7,305thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,352ndSmartest Citizens: 7,526thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,555thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,660thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,061stMost Cultured: 10,165thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,464thHighest Average Incomes: 11,111thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,413thLargest Governments: 12,166thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 13,760thHighest Economic Output: 17,952ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,711thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,028thLowest Crime Rates: 24,213thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24,275thMost Secular: 24,461st
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionNudest: 4th in the region

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