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The People's Republic of Puffandria

“Dancing on rainbows” Fluffle Puff

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: 10000 Islands



Population13.065 billion

LeaderFluffle Puff

AnimalMagical Pony

The People's Republic of Puffandria is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Fluffle Puff with an iron fist, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 13.065 billion Puffandrians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Flufferia. The average income tax rate is 91.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Puffandrian economy, worth a remarkable 3,830 trillion Smileses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 293,194 Smileses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's exceedingly polite children have often been referred to as "robots" by international media, heart failure has skyrocketed among elderly nobles who are morally opposed to pacemakers, ghost regiments exist only on paper, and the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Puffandria's national animal is the Magical Pony, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Ponism.

Puffandria is ranked 61,315th in the world and 544th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 4,569.49 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 397thLargest Mining Sector: 770thLargest Black Market: 806thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,006thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,009thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,346thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,645thMost Secular: 1,675thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,093rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,163rdMost Corrupt Governments: 2,253rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,481stHighest Average Incomes: 2,486thTop
Most Patriotic: 2,918thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,537thLowest Crime Rates: 3,876thHighest Economic Output: 4,089thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,263rdMost Influential: 4,569thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,036thNudest: 5,270thMost Authoritarian: 5,680thLargest Governments: 6,750thMost Avoided: 7,222ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,122ndMost Conservative: 8,148thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,121stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,850thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,951stTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,746thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,839thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,363rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,372ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 17,592ndMost Efficient Economies: 19,190thSmartest Citizens: 20,681stMost Advanced Public Transport: 24,694thLargest Populations: 24,885thMost Developed: 26,578th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 18th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 20th in the regionMost Extreme: 24th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 28th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 33rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 34th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionNudest: 34th in the regionMost Conservative: 35th in the regionMost Secular: 38th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 44th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 50th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 65th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 66th in the regionMost Avoided: 70th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 85th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 105th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 106th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 107th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 120th in the regionLargest Governments: 123rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 127th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 128th in the region

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