by Max Barry

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The Controlled Mind of Puppet01

“Obey the one who pulls your strings”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
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Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: The Music Box



Population2.73 billion

CapitalThe Music Box
LeaderThe Puppetmaster


The Controlled Mind of Puppet01 is a massive, safe nation, ruled by The Puppetmaster with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, hard-working, devout population of 2.73 billion Puppets are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Welfare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Music Box. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 34.4%.

The strong a Puppet economy, worth 153 trillion Gifts a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Automobile Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 56,330 Gifts, with the richest citizens earning 6.2 times as much as the poorest.

The government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie, and The Puppetmaster has just been declared ruler of Puppet01 in an international press conference. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Puppet01's national animal is the Marionette.

Puppet01 is ranked 194,721st in the world and 3rd in The Music Box for Smartest Citizens, with 15.74 Quips Per Hour.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,437thMost Conservative: 9,400thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 18,962nd

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