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The Dominion of Plaid Town

“You're welcome?”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Plaid Town

Population9.418 billion

CapitalThe Impenetrable Citidel of Velourna
LeaderThe Silk Dealer
FaithMachine Washable

CurrencyFlannel
AnimalBolt

The Dominion of Plaid Town is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by The Silk Dealer with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, free-roaming dinosaurs, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 9.418 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 76.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Denimite economy, worth a remarkable 2,338 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. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 248,261 Flannels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has enacted freedom of information, unemployed youngsters trained to kill are being released en masse into society, infantry are nicknamed "mushrooms" because they get fed crap and are left in the dark, and flipping a coin to make a decision leads to a referral to Gambling Addiction Services. 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 229,360th in the world and 9,485th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 58.97 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Rudest Citizens: 836thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 878thMost Influential: 1,284thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,264thLargest Retail Industry: 2,291stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,336thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,521stMost Efficient Economies: 3,231stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,374thHighest Average Incomes: 3,572ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,082ndSmartest Citizens: 4,303rdMost Developed: 4,563rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,139thLargest Black Market: 5,616thLargest Governments: 5,808thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,854thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,259thHighest Economic Output: 6,693rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,484thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,723rdMost Advanced Public Education: 8,212thLowest Crime Rates: 9,231stMost Inclusive: 9,393rdBest Weather: 10,060thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,386thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,523rdMost Stationary: 10,630thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,955thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,210thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,832ndMost Secular: 13,557thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,990thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,852ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,233rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,898thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,995thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17,392ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,095thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,889thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 22,302nd
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Rudest Citizens: 57th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 117th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 123rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 127th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 137th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 151st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 167th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 177th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 191st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 195th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 200th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 232nd in the regionMost Stationary: 235th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 236th in the regionLargest Black Market: 253rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 284th in the regionMost Developed: 284th in the regionLargest Governments: 315th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 335th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 439th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 449th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 474th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 530th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 538th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 555th in the regionMost Inclusive: 561st in the regionBest Weather: 587th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 592nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 611th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 623rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 647th in the regionLargest Populations: 652nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 653rd in the regionMost Secular: 701st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 725th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 734th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 772nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 785th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 807th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 871st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 917th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 208 » Notyoutopia, Great Bights Mum, Unimaginable Doom, Sunto, Yaorozu, Sil Dorsett, Holy Oranz, Xentherida, Siwale, Selfgradatude, Frances Francis the First of France, Pallaith, Kwaj, Diodone, Yukti, Buckerino, Cloydicia, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, PlanetPunk, Corfad, Wineclaw, Puczovska, Shibutani, Former English Colony, Koda-Land, Highton Islands, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Zeternia, Sundred, Empy, Ethnon, Maott, El Fiji Grande, Dar es Saalam, New Trisone, Wilkshire, The Rhein States, SORT, Malta Comino Gozo, Votak Matim, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Omnistria, Napnomadia, Bearical, The Windmilluminati, and 158 others.Dreadton, Ninjak30, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, Solmetria, Joodey, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Haor Chall, 1 very fast endotarter, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Loutsland, Kobagia, Glurponia, Orado, Daiz, Runeda, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Gnomewatchers, Kranostav, PotatoFarmers, United Kahndaq, Seenvorland, Solskjar, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, Viridiann, Zyvetskistaahn, Interdimensional Zone, Ravendi, Valentine Z, Volstokn, Tachycardia, Fendlium, Hamerica, Merconitonitopia, Xagill, The New Communist Republic Of States, Yokciq Empire, The Endless Eventide, Vivanco, The Lancerian Empire, Newpromisedland, Crader, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Varola, Nistriabar, Unshleepd, New Lakemba, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Astronomical, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Greater Pittsburgh, Zzozona, Sikol, Prydania, Libertania Democratica, I Like Killing people, Termathe, Kocherian, The Calabash Protectorate, Seanat, Brucklania, Madjack, Kragsgale, Simone Republic, Xipher, Amerian States, Innocentic, Illusia and Neverendia, Andexia, Pokemanland, U S Eh, Yalkan, Heilhum Imperius, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Harjad, Eywaan, Xyrron, Feelonia, Outer Shenendoah, Chips and Guac, Navsland, Lulubellia, Hardscrabble, A Salmon Named Harold, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Magna Banitia, Draconian Progression, Republica Guilleana, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Religioncord, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Pytong, Sanghyeok, Sevinland, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Imperial Pieserged, Northern-Kempia, Free Atlantis, WeKnow, Venicea, Slyakanya, Odelinor, Dejure, Suspire, Nodnarb, Climeria, Colfes, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Animu Place, Star Kingdom, Svenskskit, Bharathvarsh, Hyphen, Que Lukustinardon, Planes, His Enduring Majesty, The Mazur Empire, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Vesteysia, Barabolia, Seijitsu, Crusadam, Aeolist, Maratabat, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Svenskan, Zemnaya Svoboda, Questann, Lol2639, Dangine, Siforpeo, Travislavania, Figyjharli, Super Girl, BTProductions, Aryan Homeland, Yellops, Ellbonnia, Alexander the Magnus, Mon Island, Lowssen, Tyirza, and Siberian Workforce.

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