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The Most Serene Republic of Imperial Duck

“Duck, Duck, GOOSE!!!”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Imperial Duck

Population469 million

CapitalMeeseopolis

Currencygold bars
AnimalMeese

The Most Serene Republic of Imperial Duck is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 469 million Imperials are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Meeseopolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Imperial economy, worth 61.0 trillion gold bars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 130,147 gold bars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 478,400 per year while the poor average 25,036, a ratio of 19.1 to 1.

Grumpy old house owners demand that pedestrians get off their footpaths, citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets, people who have had childhood imaginary friends are told they can't ever be trusted with guns, and people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler'. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control. Imperial Duck's national animal is the Meese, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Imperial Duck is ranked 51,612th in the world and 2,224th in the South Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 68.05 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 353rdTop
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Most Influential: 2,436thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,052ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,265thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,366thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,042ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,003rdLargest Retail Industry: 7,045thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 12,828thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,577thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,700thMost Developed: 16,509th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 40th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 79th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 98th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 107th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 134th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 180th in the regionMost Influential: 275th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 281st in the regionRudest Citizens: 287th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 433rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 455th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 476th in the regionMost Developed: 504th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 506th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 530th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 582nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 616th in the regionMost Cultured: 631st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Imperial Duck, people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler'.
  • : Following new legislation in Imperial Duck, people who have had childhood imaginary friends are told they can't ever be trusted with guns.
  • : Following new legislation in Imperial Duck, citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets.
  • : Following new legislation in Imperial Duck, grumpy old house owners demand that pedestrians get off their footpaths.
  • : Following new legislation in Imperial Duck, dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive.
  • : Following new legislation in Imperial Duck, Meese sanctuaries have been taken over by hydraulic fracturing sites.
  • : Imperial Duck was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Empire of Bredux.
  • : Following new legislation in Imperial Duck, almost all of the nation's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
  • : Imperial Duck was endorsed by The Principality of Pergamos.
  • : Imperial Duck was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 252 » Aumeltopia, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Volaworand, Agalaesia, Tsunamy, Hanguk-Nippon, Qvait, Pays de Loire, Quiescent, Aidenfieeld, Land Without Shrimp, Ariankido, Wehraboos, Wyatonians, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Erinor, Jehenna, Upper Tyrconnel, The Filippinas, Jaxon, Ave Gloriana, Barabarom, Drystar, Substitute name, Darakin, Saciu, Bergenu, Luddinlande, Anachronolandia, Farengeto, The Solar System Scope, Theorin, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Kiasu-ism, Bear Connors Paradiso, The United Expanse, Pamela And Hepatitis, Great Allabre, Holy Chimerland, Nmaeda, Aurcania, Maeiland, Wese Zippopiteradgil, Zaelith, Avalonica, KIROVET, Nova Montron, World United, The Bay, Raelsa, and 202 others.Japanese Federal Republic, Tsvetania, The naked people, Nowa Europa, Poopisiya, PASTIR, North Erfton, Ketathinamiri Islands, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, St Oaks, Soem, Ancient Slobovia, Curlyhoward, Seliyan progressive Islands, The Two Jerseys, Centristvill, Sanden, Spearos, Great Andora, Vincent Field, Nothanksbutseriously, Rebel-topia, Si-topia, Linguiniland, Lightmare, Three Rivia Levr, North Anatnom, Seldon and the Psychohistorians, Crabius, Freedwanda, Jennaterra, Abarri, Calistan, Democratic Parndia, FreeFishers, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Lumpov Hasch, Madhonia, Higash, Ridehale, Crystal Creation, Ufask, WTP All the good names are taken, Utondara, Aneas, North Catimestistrianes, USNE2018, New Briantown, Havenfell, Aguatania, Ratoninburg, Churumduul, Concrete Slab, Spazzhole, Enplatia, Whimichy, Esfalsa, Silberne Wache, Lambdaland, A leftover country, North Kanuckistan, Sedunn, Fasire, Pax Dracon, RestartAll, Angevin Britannia, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Aosun, United Radzer, Weldann, Tamil Bhoomi, Hanyen, Bumblegaria, New Kronos, Kovish, The Expanse, Pelland, Amerion, East Asylla Pan, Sodor and Mann, Zosnor, The Randominion, Oslofjord, Lesinteil, Grianal, Hjortheim, South Central Siberia, Straumnesfjall, Westlantis, Laluna Isle, Reptilians from the Alternate Earth, Lincoln Village, Corolines, Salguod, Nordafrik Conclaves, Corgitopiaa, Rad Asia, Laropsa, Santa Ofelia, Blaash, Lichenitza, Republitank, Southern Numenor, Mechanocs, NeoConcordia, Unidum, Los Lonley Boys, Lakalvesoman, Mirutania, Bomamani, Caer Krasinet, Hika Monith, The West Valley Mountains, Eastern Nyan, Aveerya, Mapico, Antarctic Empires, Gentea, Unielvan Millorvium, Omiri, Yeldarbsland, Rabbitz, Namat Sta, Transtemporal Shifts, Noire Denholm, Pavlonia, Stoniamera, Herbert Island, Bentwaters, Linden Oak, Sthalrim, Cuuldere, Isokenzar, Walloonia, Myr Nyr, Center Lisle, Staubsaugen, Mona Landia, Privatore, Dalklo Bayer, Cypheri, Negoshi, Dereistic, PenguinPies, Potion Seller, Jornlandia, Direwolf1, Escevola, Viertes deutsches Koalitionsreich, Marinho Islands, Uncastania, Kandorith, Janapuri, Mantas Meow, Illinoisan, Lan Inton, Empa Aserium, Lost And Found, Floofoland, Skeldonya, Proctethia, Fredriecan, Great Africans, Runsiya, Fuso and Chunggu, The Socialist International Republic, Milvands, Gecetesse, Famarionly, Kholdan, United Territories of West Afbeckistan, Kachev, The Drakan Republic, Dorev, The Dystopian Federacy, Kopashu, Prefesia, Vos Dothrak, Paranoia, Yellunstryer, Pacific Ukraine, Mustedorriti, Babalina, Farelonia, Marmarassi, The 3rdGodKing, Folkelandia, The Tecorogan Federation, Benstralis, Memeland12, Galathion, Gryphons, GI-Land, East Sakhlin, Ostanasia, Des Nak Neers, Samogitija, Annie60, Romanus Terrae, Bandorion, Pergamos, and Empire of Bredux.

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