by Max Barry

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Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Page

Location: Second Best Card Farm

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Second Best Puppet 169

Population953 million

LeaderNoah

Currencycard
Animallegendary

The Second Best Colony of Second Best Puppet 169 is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Noah with an even hand, and renowned for its vat-grown people, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 953 million Second Best Puppet 169ians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 59.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Second Best Puppet 169ian economy, worth 67.9 trillion cards a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Arms Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 71,202 cards, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Black tea is only available on the black market, a stitch in time could see you serving nine, legendaries have more rights than the average citizen, and caps with skulls on them are the height of fashion. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive 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 47,021st in the world and 180th in Second Best Card Farm for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 59.42 Effective Tax Rate.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,333rdLargest Retail Industry: 8,525thMost Primitive: 9,504thMost Devout: 9,981stTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,260thMost Ignorant Citizens: 13,115thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,678thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,095th
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Largest Retail Industry: 33rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 43rd in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 47th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 47th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 54th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 57th in the regionMost Devout: 82nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 169, caps with skulls on them are the height of fashion.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 169, legendaries have more rights than the average citizen.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 169, a stitch in time could see you serving nine.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 169, black tea is only available on the black market.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 169, the nation is famous for having one of the world's largest legendary hunting institutions.
  • : Second Best Puppet 169 changed its national leader to "Noah", its motto to "2", and its nation type to "Second Best Colony".
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 169, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 169, songs in 4/4 time are simply too common for the musical cognoscenti.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 169, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners.
  • : Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 169, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low.

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