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The Dominion of Plaid Town

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Category: Left-Leaning College State
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


Plaid Town

Population8.195 billion

CapitalThe Impenetrable Citidel of Velourna
LeaderThe Silk Dealer
FaithMachine Washable


The Dominion of Plaid Town is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The Silk Dealer with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 8.195 billion Denimites enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, corrupt, liberal 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. The average income tax rate is 72.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Denimite economy, worth a remarkable 2,091 trillion Flannels a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 255,275 Flannels, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

It's a marvellous night for a moon dance as the sparks on your home start to rise, a traveller who once stubbed a toe on an 'Air Brancaland' flight has been offered asylum, the government has enacted freedom of information, and unemployed youngsters trained to kill are being released en masse into society. 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 174,220th in the world and 7,516th in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -7.48 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Rudest Citizens: 704thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 876thMost Influential: 1,274thLargest Retail Industry: 2,003rdTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,099thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,198thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,359thMost Efficient Economies: 2,998thHighest Average Incomes: 3,184thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,658thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,758thSmartest Citizens: 4,213thMost Developed: 4,549thLargest Black Market: 4,708thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,046thLargest Governments: 5,687thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,711thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,420thHighest Economic Output: 7,027thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,602ndMost Advanced Public Education: 8,113thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,135thMost Inclusive: 8,629thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,243rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,452ndMost Subsidized Industry: 9,596thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,662ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,283rdTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 10,528thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,958thMost Stationary: 11,362ndBest Weather: 12,662ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,689thMost Secular: 12,926thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,260thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,294thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,219thHighest Disposable Incomes: 15,427thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,174thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,516thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,046th
Rudest Citizens: 53rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 87th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 101st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 129th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 137th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 161st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 173rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 186th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 190th in the regionLargest Black Market: 205th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 213th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 214th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 221st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 236th in the regionMost Stationary: 259th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 274th in the regionMost Developed: 283rd in the regionLargest Governments: 297th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 326th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 362nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 400th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 432nd in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 456th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 461st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 468th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 487th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 499th in the regionMost Inclusive: 510th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 512th in the regionMost Influential: 518th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 593rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 613th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 613th in the regionLargest Populations: 622nd in the regionBest Weather: 657th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 666th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 703rd in the regionMost Secular: 704th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 708th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 731st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 825th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 197 » Notyoutopia, Great Bights Mum, Unimaginable Doom, Sunto, Yaorozu, Sil Dorsett, Holy Oranz, Xentherida, Siwale, Selfgradatude, Frances Francis the First of France, Pallaith, Shadowrik, Kwaj, Diodone, Yukti, Buckerino, Kelvaros Prime, Cloydicia, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, PlanetPunk, Corfad, Wineclaw, Venezuelia, Eglise Sainte Eve, Puczovska, Atain, Calamazo, Shibutani, Former English Colony, Koda-Land, Highton Islands, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Zeternia, Sundred, United Draconia, Empy, Ethnon, Maott, El Fiji Grande, Dar es Saalam, New Trisone, Wilkshire, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Valhalla123, and 147 others.New Pruessen, SORT, Malta Comino Gozo, Votak Matim, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Napnomadia, Bearical, Niradans, Unsophisticate, The Windmilluminati, Dreadton, Ninjak30, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, Egalico, Solmetria, Joodey, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Haor Chall, 1 very fast endotarter, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Loutsland, Kobagia, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Orado, Daiz, Runeda, The Tampa Bay Rays, Abject Ludicrosity, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Nakayo, Wisconsota, Gnomewatchers, Kranostav, PotatoFarmers, Pazair, United Kahndaq, Seenvorland, Solskjar, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, Viridiann, Zyvetskistaahn, Interdimensional Zone, Ravendi, Valentine Z, Volstokn, Cobleck Weleis, Tachycardia, Makersaulache, Loli County, Serendipita Martia, Fendlium, Hamerica, Merconitonitopia, Praeceps, Xagill, The New Communist Republic Of States, MiaryBhalzhack, Yokciq Empire, The Endless Eventide, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Ihese, Vivanco, The Lancerian Empire, Newpromisedland, Crader, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Varola, Nistriabar, Unshleepd, Woodsend, New Lakemba, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Fizban, Westinor, Astronomical, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Mesopotama, Greater Pittsburgh, Frostcell, Saperisole, Zzozona, Sikol, Aoncarpa, Prydania, Libertania Democratica, I Like Killing people, Termathe, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Sea Ghost, Kocherian, The Calabash Protectorate, Seanat, Brucklania, Arichia, Schnuftelland, Damsmel, New Jamgra, Madjack, Ihsan, Kragsgale, Simone Republic, Xipher, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Innocentic, Illusia and Neverendia, Ultra777, Buckhem, Andexia, Principia Mathematica, Pokemanland, U S Eh, Yalkan, Heilhum Imperius, Eschatosia, Therizia, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Harjad, Nouvelle-Floride, Eywaan, Xyrron, Comfed, Amprak, Glanst, Feelonia, Outer Shenendoah, Chips and Guac, Navsland, Lulubellia, and Hardscrabble.

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