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The Dominion of Plaid Town

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Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


Plaid Town

Population6.408 billion

CapitalThe Impenetrable Citidel of Velourna
LeaderThe Silk Dealer
FaithMachine Washable


The Dominion of Plaid Town is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by The Silk Dealer with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, public floggings, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 6.408 billion Denimites have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Impenetrable Citidel of Velourna. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 69.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Denimite economy, worth a remarkable 1,555 trillion Flannels a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 242,756 Flannels, with the richest citizens earning 7.8 times as much as the poorest.

Gossip magazines have pictures of The Silk Dealer sunbathing on the beach with political rivals, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau', stolen Reuben sandwiches are met with detailed and thorough police investigations, and populations of two-headed Bolts have been found around recently-uncovered archaeological sites. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Plaid Town's national animal is the Bolt, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Machine Washable.

Plaid Town is ranked 852nd in the world and 575th in The North Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 160 Valid Endorsements.

Rudest Citizens: 481stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 852ndMost Influential: 1,268thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,906thLargest Retail Industry: 2,033rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,268thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,335thHighest Average Incomes: 3,202ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,416thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,432ndSmartest Citizens: 4,121stMost Developed: 4,186thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,376thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,587thLargest Governments: 5,651stMost Efficient Economies: 6,663rdMost Beautiful Environments: 6,803rdMost Corrupt Governments: 7,667thMost Inclusive: 8,166thTop
Highest Economic Output: 8,523rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,560thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,587thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,789thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,180thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,525thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,733rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,752ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9,852ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,015thMost Secular: 11,016thLargest Black Market: 11,532ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,241stMost Stationary: 12,976thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,128thBest Weather: 13,387thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,938thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,836thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,187thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,845th
Rudest Citizens: 30th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 79th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 114th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 127th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 130th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 130th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 139th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 156th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 197th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 207th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 217th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 234th in the regionMost Developed: 246th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 257th in the regionLargest Governments: 279th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 282nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 311th in the regionMost Stationary: 333rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 358th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 365th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 380th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 429th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 458th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 461st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 476th in the regionMost Inclusive: 485th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 486th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 488th in the regionMost Influential: 499th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 510th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 532nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 543rd in the regionMost Secular: 569th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 575th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 635th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 664th in the regionLargest Populations: 685th in the regionBest Weather: 697th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 700th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 798th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 804th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 160 » Notyoutopia, Great Bights Mum, Unimaginable Doom, Sunto, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Guslantis, Yaorozu, Sil Dorsett, Holy Oranz, Xentherida, Siwale, Selfgradatude, Frances Francis the First of France, Pallaith, Shadowrik, Kwaj, Amerian States, General COE, Shin-Hachioji, Diodone, Yukti, Buckerino, Kelvaros Prime, Cloydicia, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, PlanetPunk, Corfad, Wineclaw, Ainsworth, Venezuelia, Eglise Sainte Eve, Puczovska, Atain, Calamazo, Ozstan, Q w e r t y, Shibutani, Northern Glory, Lower Nubia, Former English Colony, Koda-Land, Highton Islands, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Sacrento, Zeternia, Sundred, and 110 others.United Draconia, Empy, Ethnon, Maott, El Fiji Grande, Dar es Saalam, New Trisone, Wilkshire, Babacar, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, New Bremerton, Valhalla123, New Pruessen, Spartoptia, SORT, Malta Comino Gozo, Votak Matim, Sinelona, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Napnomadia, Bearical, Niradans, Unsophisticate, The Windmilluminati, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, Dreadton, Outer Egorniand, Federation Terra Australis, Ninjak30, Amauri, The South Falls, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, Alunya, Steraz, The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, Egalico, Solmetria, Joodey, Torakuen, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Jasminlandia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Haor Chall, Misuvelia, Victoriaans Nederlands, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Aratani, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Constantinolia, Loutsland, Makersaulache, Kobagia, Xzavia-Hjar, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Orado, Penrith, Utopicican, Daiz, Runeda, Sockmanland, The Tampa Bay Rays, Cuyan, Abject Ludicrosity, Great Javadwipa, New Octicarg, Duerrlewang, McMasterdonia, Orven, The Stratosphere Islands, Racoda, Ponantine, Nakayo, Wisconsota, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Altamonte, Nothru Lerple, Angshire, Miruma, Kranostav, Loli County, PotatoFarmers, Pazair, United Kahndaq, Seenvorland, Solskjar, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, Viridiann, Afcon, Zyvetskistaahn, and Eravonia.

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