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The Republic of Pickens Nation

“Praise The Dear Leader”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: 10000 Islands

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Pickens Nation

Population332 million

CurrencyDollar
AnimalWolf

The Republic of Pickens Nation is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its public floggings, frequent executions, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 332 million Pickens Cultists are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small government prioritizes Industry, with Law & Order, Education, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 17.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Pickens Nationian economy, worth 39.1 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 117,644 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

The construction of massive skyscrapers seems to be the result of Pickens Nation's mid-life crisis, college athletes are arrested for selling lemonade, every workday begins with group therapy, and the new one Dollar coin also makes a handy throwing-star. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pickens Nation's national animal is the Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Pickens Nation is ranked 124,929th in the world and 836th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 2,114.66 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,187thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4,220thMost Influential: 5,197thLargest Retail Industry: 5,705thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,921stHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,354thFattest Citizens: 10,811thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,977thTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,521stMost Efficient Economies: 19,873rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23,056thMost Developed: 23,415thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 24,636thMost Subsidized Industry: 25,027thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 27,096thHighest Average Incomes: 27,415th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 54th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 56th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 73rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 85th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 89th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 92nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 102nd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 166 » Grimmywelsh, Markanite, The Soylent Green Party, Clialaad, Free Land of Rebellium, Alski, United Kolance, Ilfarasia, Rotzka, Solsevara, Macrasetia, Selinoz, Faradova, Better Indonesia, Saz3d, Colonel Terrosit, Second Peenadian, Germanitaloslav, Vivolkha, Natermishia, Phello, United federation of kurdistan, Micharica, Telseria, Durius, Jaegerpondonia, Anollasia, Blogotopia, AxeCapital, Feinlin, Immortal Anfield, Hashari Darussalam, Dustwind, Zenbiya, Odehamanzavia, Rizul, Yarkutsk, Coldian, YesIdowantcalamarithanks, United Atle Lamton, Malayn, Pogba, Syedians, New Gilboa, Reich do Brasil, Krystalveil, Trimble, The Snake Brotherhood, Greater Alexville, Venmere, and 116 others.Haivon, Isacuquitastan, Darssa, Steel Provinces of Iran, Greater Etherial, Dieselia, Unity 45, Havesia, Smantrobiais, Geonomia, The African Emirates, Belistien, Blagoewgrad, Georce, El Barris, Houbur, Greater Theowherveld, Kaprein, Kungur, Forzique Brazil, The United Penguin Commonwealth, Anteden, Mastodonia, Northern Stan Ryoms Law, Greater Sus, Raskana, Navarimill, Lushiania, Gewisse, Puffandria, Creeptopia, The Galactic American Imperium, Reformed Imperis, Rog Mily, Zumandi, Volsordia, Blary, Iontan, Holma, Nami Bays, Aidang, Franconia and Bavaria, Nova Berlim, Aquachromia, Striagro Uspil, Caitistana, Asukana, Namakan, Northern African Sahara, Senedd, Saint Nations, Wadoshia, Federal republic of wakanda, Messa Skyland, Mat She, Dovant, Raftale, Allofthenamesaretaken, Arspirus, Prairiesora, Dootinbow, Membatak, SCAPT, South Andrimandian, The Galactic RepubIlic, Testa, Gepanzerberg, Crovanish, Aeroland Empire, Buludius, Cardonistania, Hellenic Exusia, Nuremburgia, San Jacera Ganeri, Denadamelada, Herfenzir, Old Atlantica, Calla Hambry, Prosluncia, Asardia, DetroitSmash, Katitania, The Democratic State Of Josora, Kanycta, Cathamye, Estados Livres do Norte, Luzfria, Achessia, Boroii, Ear Exploder 9000, Ewolinsk and Kalimo, Dancing Monke, Transisrael, Kam-Chatka, Bulari, Archipel Kerguelen, Austral Imperium, The African Egyptian Nile, Satina, Bricester, Liberdon, New Terrasol, Clan Lynx Remnants, Fererioland, Sanron, Tanna Tuva, Tramolvalnia, Luna Bean, Erzherzogtum, Fractethyst, Solarampa, Iron Soviet, Samonaemia, Bunny Crush, Unionist-Allied States, and The United Regions of Ekriba.

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