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The Empire of Mr Peckles 8Values Test

“Mr Peckles 8Values Test”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Chicken overlords


Mr Peckles 8Values Test

Population3.243 billion

AnimalAmazing Chicken

The Empire of Mr Peckles 8Values Test is a massive, socially progressive nation, notable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.243 billion Mr Peckles 8Values Testians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 56.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Mr Peckles 8Values Testian economy, worth 53.0 trillion Peckles 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Pizza Delivery, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 16,335 Peckles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Organ donation is compulsory, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, the tenet of free speech is held dear, and earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mr Peckles 8Values Test's national animal is the Amazing Chicken.

Mr Peckles 8Values Test is ranked 150,065th in the world and 4,776th in Chicken overlords for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -2.83 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Income Equality: 9,546thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 16,132ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,352nd
Least Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 77th in the regionMost Income Equality: 78th in the regionNicest Citizens: 90th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 109th in the regionSafest: 111th in the regionLargest Populations: 125th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 142nd in the regionMost Secular: 157th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 165th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 173rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 177th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 186th in the regionMost Inclusive: 188th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 192nd in the regionLargest Governments: 229th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 258th in the regionBest Weather: 343rd in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 390th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 395th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 433rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 439th in the regionMost Pacifist: 476th in the regionMost Cultured: 513th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 588th in the regionLargest Black Market: 613th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 687th in the region

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