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The Colony of Puppet02

“Obey the one who pulls your strings”

Category: Iron Fist Socialists
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Regional Influence: Auxiliary

Location: The Rainbow Army



Population1.68 billion

CapitalThe Music Box


The Colony of Puppet02 is a massive, socially progressive nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.68 billion Puppet02ians are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The medium-sized, liberal, socially-minded government prioritizes Spirituality, although Defense, Administration, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Music Box. The average income tax rate is 30.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Puppet02ian economy, worth 46.2 trillion Souls a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 27,496 Souls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prolonged government investigations are a common revenge tactic among spurned spouses, military spending is on the increase, Puppet02 has designated The Music Box as its capital city, and genetic research is temporarily tied up in government red tape. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Puppet02's national animal is the Puppet, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Puppet02 is ranked 118,602nd in the world and 4th in The Rainbow Army for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 977.63 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Primitive: 6,983rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,309thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 15,214thMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,135thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,764th

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