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The Pubs of Parkplace

“The hills of ParrrrTay are staggering!”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
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Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Canada



Population35.749 billion

CapitalParrrrTay City

AnimalCookie Monster

The Pubs of Parkplace is a gargantuan, efficient nation, remarkable for its daily referendums, parental licensing program, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 35.749 billion Parkplaceans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Environment, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of ParrrrTay City. The average income tax rate is 77.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Parkplacean economy, worth a remarkable 2,877 trillion Daquireses a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 80,482 Daquireses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The police have been known to wiretap confessional boxes, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits, eerie glow-in-the-dark cornfields give farmlands an uncanny appearance, and drugs containing the compound "oleum de serpens" are being sold to cancer patients. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Parkplace's national animal is the Cookie Monster, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Parkplace is ranked 5,111th in the world and 29th in Canada for Highest Economic Output, with 2,877 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Influential: 53rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 611thMost Stationary: 882ndLargest Populations: 1,046thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,070thSafest: 1,169thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,474thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,733rdBest Weather: 1,774thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 2,695thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,842ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,751stHighest Economic Output: 5,111thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,633rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,715thSmartest Citizens: 6,656thLowest Crime Rates: 8,901stNudest: 11,333rdTop
Most Cultured: 12,943rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,636thMost Secular: 20,013thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,141stMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,216thLargest Governments: 23,990th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionNudest: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionSafest: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Parkplace voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Kelssek".
  • : Parkplace voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Parkplace voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
  • : Parkplace voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Honeydewistania".
  • : Parkplace voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Microplastics".
  • : Parkplace lodged a message on the Canada Regional Message Board.
  • : Parkplace voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Marrabuk".
  • : Parkplace voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Digital Network Defense"".
  • : Parkplace voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act".
  • : Parkplace voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Scardino".


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