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The Matriarchy of Ppyel

“Itís better to burn out than fade away”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population1.459 billion

AnimalHoney Badger

The Matriarchy of Ppyel is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.459 billion Ppyelians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 82.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ppyelian economy, worth 159 trillion Two-nas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 109,252 Two-nas , and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Extreme political groups are outlawed, worried-looking neonatal nurses are being deployed in place of SWAT teams during dangerous drug busts, visions of giant pink Honey Badgers are a common side effect after Ppyelians eat their meals, and vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Ppyelian mussels the biggest in The North Pacific. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ppyel's national animal is the Honey Badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ppyel is ranked 7,648th in the world and 206th in The North Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 113.6 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,164thTop
Most Influential: 1,583rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,572ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,213thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,113thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,365thNicest Citizens: 6,017thMost Inclusive: 6,593rdMost Pacifist: 6,624thTop
Highest Drug Use: 7,648thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,087thMost Developed: 8,508thBest Weather: 8,559thSafest: 8,741stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,318thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,343rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,214thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,805thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,970thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,221stHealthiest Citizens: 11,744thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,954thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,613thMost Secular: 12,695thSmartest Citizens: 14,069thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,462ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,624th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 132nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 206th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 237th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 245th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 334th in the regionNicest Citizens: 361st in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 392nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 406th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 426th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 458th in the regionSafest: 474th in the regionBest Weather: 487th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 508th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 521st in the regionMost Developed: 523rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 531st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 598th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 604th in the regionMost Influential: 639th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 647th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 651st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 656th in the regionMost Secular: 677th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 687th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 710th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ppyel was endorsed by The Protectorate of Cuyan.
  • : Ppyel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Ppyel was endorsed by The Poor Team of The Tampa Bay Rays.
  • : Following new legislation in Ppyel, vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Ppyelian mussels the biggest in The North Pacific.
  • : Following new legislation in Ppyel, visions of giant pink Honey Badgers are a common side effect after Ppyelians eat their meals.
  • : Following new legislation in Ppyel, worried-looking neonatal nurses are being deployed in place of SWAT teams during dangerous drug busts.
  • : Following new legislation in Ppyel, extreme political groups are outlawed.
  • : Ppyel was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Left-Leaning College State".
  • : Following new legislation in Ppyel, traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways.
  • : Following new legislation in Ppyel, the nation refuses to provide international aid.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 137 » Territorio di Nessuno, Buckerino, Corfad, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Malta Comino Gozo, Siwale, Shin-Hachioji, El Fiji Grande, Great Bights Mum, Amauri, Kwaj, Koda-Land, Holy Oranz, Sundred, Frances Francis the First of France, Former English Colony, Yaorozu, Shibutani, Wineclaw, Selfgradatude, Sil Dorsett, United Draconia, Sunto, Shadowrik, New Pruessen, SORT, Dar es Saalam, PlanetPunk, Pallaith, The United States of Romania, Votak Matim, Sinelona, New Bremerton, Californian Redwood, Spartoptia, Wilkshire, Universal State Formula, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, The Iron Lions, Ethnon, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Diodone, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Niradans, and 87 others.Unsophisticate, Omnistria, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Empy, Lunallian, Dreadton, Xentherida, Outer Egorniand, The Pantheons, Ninjak30, Yukti, The South Falls, Maott, Federation Terra Australis, The Windmilluminati, General COE, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, Atain, The Sinclarian Provinces, Suicidistan, Justanistan, Guer Aike, Q w e r t y, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Joodey, Torakuen, Guslantis, Ara Antrizuls, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Jasminlandia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Misuvelia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Unimaginable Doom, Ejhsa, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Aratani, Haor Chall, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Castle Federation, Rynion, Test for a new hope, The Black Cathedral, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Constantinolia, Loli County, Valhalla123, Loutsland, Makersaulache, Kobagia, Xzavia-Hjar, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Aerilia, Willifusland, Utopicican, Runeda, Orado, Alsace and Lorraine United, Nation of stars, Daiz, Princely Irbis, Sockmanland, The Tampa Bay Rays, and Cuyan.

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