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The Oppressed Peoples of Kuddles

“^.^ Itís Kuddles!”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific

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Kuddles

Population264 million

CurrencyShiny
AnimalVampire

The Oppressed Peoples of Kuddles is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, feral children, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 264 million Kuddlesians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Welfare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 57.7%.

The very strong Kuddlesian economy, worth 12.9 trillion Shinies a year, is quite specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 48,873 Shinies, with the richest citizens earning 8.2 times as much as the poorest.

Dictionary sales have hit an all-time high, the standard police uniform now comes with several colours of belt, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics, and the media have begun calling the government treasury "Leader's stash". Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kuddles's national animal is the Vampire, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Kuddles is ranked 142,635th in the world and 5,743rd in the South Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -7.62 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 565thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,521stMost Influential: 3,047thMost Conservative: 7,371stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,602ndTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,612th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 59th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 96th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 184th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 335th in the regionMost Influential: 349th in the regionMost Conservative: 374th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 520th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 527th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 537th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 206 » Hanguk-Nippon, Erinor, Blaash, Qvait, The Filippinas, Rebel-topia, Kiasu-ism, Land Without Shrimp, Yeldarbsland, West Carlisten, Drystar, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Jehenna, Aidenfieeld, Nova Montron, PASTIR, Nowa Europa, United Federated States of Omega, Tsunamy, Aumeltopia, Quiescent, Barabarom, Republitank, The Two Jerseys, Holy Chimerland, West Cloverland, Viertes deutsches Koalitionsreich, Bear Connors Paradiso, The United Expanse, Darakin, Volaworand, Rabbitz, Amerion, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Great Africans, The Solar System Scope, Saciu, Herbert Island, Agalaesia, Pays de Loire, Linguiniland, Caer Krasinet, Lambdaland, Qawe, Salguod, Curlyhoward, Linden Oak, The naked people, Rad Asia, United States of Vietnam, and 156 others.Stoniamera, Jennaterra, Bod Wareenaland, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Great Andora, Tsvetania, Fighting Kawi Ninja, The West Valley Mountains, Soem, Ariankido, Potion Seller, Upper Tyrconnel, Wese Zippopiteradgil, National Division I, Wyatonians, Pamela And Hepatitis, P R of China, Wehraboos, Nankyoku Tairiku, Walloonia, Jaxon, Imperial Duck, Abarri, Aurcania, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, A leftover country, Bomamani, Ancient Slobovia, Isokenzar, Aguatania, Madhonia, Aneas, Ave Gloriana, GI-Land, The New Philippine Islands, Eastern Nyan, Substitute name, Sanden, South Central Siberia, Mantas Meow, Sthalrim, Raelsa, Illinoisan, Spazzhole, Antarctic Empires, Whimichy, Theorin, North Catimestistrianes, Utondara, Avalonica, World United, Namat Sta, USNE2018, Dasko, Pax Dracon, New Briantown, Zaelith, Sagada, KIROVET, Spearos, Ufask, Corolines, Yellunstryer, Nordafrik Conclaves, Qaweritoyu, Oreo States, Towi Lamia, Lumpov Hasch, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Staubsaugen, Three Rivia Levr, Centristvill, Seliyan progressive Islands, Runsiya, Nothanksbutseriously, Lost And Found, Grianal, A Frog Dimension, Crystal Creation, Fristed, The Dystopian Federacy, Hika Monith, Unielvan Millorvium, Southern Numenor, British Nations, Coldwater, Negoshi, Ridehale, St Oaks, Naam, Lioniel, Eliies, Nmaeda, Lightmare, FiHami, Great Allabre, Lorora3, Poopisiya, Anachronolandia, Mechanocs, Calistan, Center Lisle, PenguinPies, Uncastania, Churumduul, Zosnor, Fuso and Chunggu, Xandev, Higash, Ostanasia, Transtemporal Shifts, Kholdan, Dalklo Bayer, Vincent Field, Farengeto, Ketathinamiri Islands, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, Famarionly, Sedunn, Dankstergrad, Jahass, UnShleepd, Junetopia, Noire Denholm, Stoinia, Milvands, Lulliland, Ttyxious, RestartAll, FreeFishers, Lakalvesoman, Vos Dothrak, Solega, Esfalsa, Escevola, Terranous, WTP All the good names are taken, Cuuldere, Farelonia, Cairfield, North Kanuckistan, Lester Crest, Bergenu, Reptilians from the Alternate Earth, Omiri, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, United Territories of West Afbeckistan, Sodor and Mann, Concrete Slab, East Asylla Pan, Mapico, Direwolf1, Empa Aserium, Marinho Islands, Gecetesse, and Daehan aegugjuui hwangjegug lyeonbang.

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