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The USDA Certified Organic of New Ducklands

“The Duck is Coming, Its Coming For All of Us.”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Regional Influence: Unproven

Location: The North Pacific


New Ducklands

Population8.323 billion


CurrencyBritish Sterling Pound
AnimalMallard Duck

The USDA Certified Organic of New Ducklands is a colossal, safe nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.323 billion New Duckians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kingston. The average income tax rate is 71.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Duckian economy, worth a remarkable 1,058 trillion British Sterling Pounds a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 127,216 British Sterling Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Life-saving resuscitation is denied based on decades-old teenage diaries that declare "I want to die before I get old", elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, the paparazzi publicize Royal scandals with the utmost delight, and social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Ducklands's national animal is the Mallard Duck, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

New Ducklands is ranked 80,694th in the world and 4,184th in The North Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 716.49 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 5,595thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,646thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,321stHealthiest Citizens: 6,620thMost Inclusive: 7,164thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,432ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,146thMost Developed: 8,274thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,399thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 9,616thBest Weather: 10,161stMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,552ndSmartest Citizens: 10,655thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,263rdHighest Poor Incomes: 11,362ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,519thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,083rdNicest Citizens: 12,355thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,463rdMost Beautiful Environments: 12,488thNudest: 12,535thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,823rdSafest: 13,595thHighest Economic Output: 13,660thMost Cultured: 13,664thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,327thMost Politically Free: 14,770thMost Efficient Economies: 15,141stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,277th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 209th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 239th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 246th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 362nd in the regionNudest: 378th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 384th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 385th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 431st in the regionMost Inclusive: 433rd in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 456th in the regionMost Developed: 476th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 478th in the regionMost Politically Free: 489th in the regionLargest Populations: 502nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 519th in the regionBest Weather: 553rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 589th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 597th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 603rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 611th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 614th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 639th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 641st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 651st in the regionMost Cultured: 671st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 678th in the regionNicest Citizens: 696th in the regionSafest: 716th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 728th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 740th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 775th in the regionLargest Governments: 809th in the region

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