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Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Page

Location: Second Best Card Farm

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Second Best Puppet 169

Population2.65 billion

LeaderNoah

Currencycard
Animallegendary

The Second Best Colony of Second Best Puppet 169 is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Noah with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.65 billion Second Best Puppet 169ians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 61.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Second Best Puppet 169ian economy, worth 228 trillion cards a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Retail, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is 86,077 cards, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

It takes all playtime for children to locate their friends among two hundred identical heads, business is banging at no-tell motels, schoolkids are often mistaken for fast food workers, and mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Second Best Puppet 169's national animal is the legendary, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Second Best Puppet 169 is ranked 71,731st in the world and 277th in Second Best Card Farm for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 5.31 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,289thMost Devout: 7,128thMost Avoided: 10,856thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,777thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,168thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,466thLargest Retail Industry: 15,577thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,593rdLargest Black Market: 16,880thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,622ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,181stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,833rdMost Efficient Economies: 23,234thLargest Insurance Industry: 23,351st
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Most Devout: 48th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 57th in the regionRudest Citizens: 60th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 60th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 64th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 74th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 83rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Second Best Puppet 169 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Second Best Puppet 169 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Second Best Puppet 169 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 169, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 169, schoolkids are often mistaken for fast food workers.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 169, business is banging at no-tell motels.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 169, it takes all playtime for children to locate their friends among two hundred identical heads.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 169, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system.
  • : Second Best Puppet 169 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Second Best Puppet 169 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.

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