Most Armed: 1st Highest Crime Rates: 2nd Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd
The Empire of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Roses have thorns!
Regional Influence
Negotiator
Militia Officer
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Empire of Little Flowers is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by a half dozen Conglomerates with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, ritual sacrifices, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 29.149 billion Badasses enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Petalopia. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Badass economy, worth an astonishing 26,008 trillion petals a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. Average income is a breathtaking 892,243 petals, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,070,282 per year while the poor average 47,842, a ratio of 126 to 1.

The nation's youth is held blameless for all crimes, all new "spies" are fifteen-year-old acne-ridden kids on computers, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Petalopia, and tumbleweeds made of litter adorn city streets. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Little Flowers's national animal is the honey bee, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Moghdom.

Little Flowers is ranked 464th in the world and 5th in Eladen for Largest Governments, scoring 64.66 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Most Armed: 1stHighest Crime Rates: 2ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rdFattest Citizens: 3rdMost Avoided: 3rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4thLargest Gambling Industry: 4thHighest Economic Output: 6thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10thHighest Average Incomes: 11thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20thRudest Citizens: 20thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 20thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21stLargest Retail Industry: 24thLargest Insurance Industry: 28thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 29thMost Rebellious Youth: 31stMost Scientifically Advanced: 40thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 52ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 57thLargest Mining Sector: 70thMost Corrupt Governments: 107thLargest Agricultural Sector: 130thLargest Information Technology Sector: 171stLargest Populations: 182ndLargest Governments: 464thMost Devout: 488thSmartest Citizens: 620thMost Efficient Economies: 717thLargest Publishing Industry: 728thMost Cultured: 793rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,043rdTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1,706thMost Stationary: 2,198thLargest Black Market: 2,534thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,589thMost Pro-Market: 4,755thMost Influential: 6,771stHighest Drug Use: 8,335thTop
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Nudest: 11,176th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Little Flowers was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Little Flowers lodged a message on the Eladen Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, tumbleweeds made of litter adorn city streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Petalopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, all new "spies" are fifteen-year-old acne-ridden kids on computers.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, the nation's youth is held blameless for all crimes.
  • : Little Flowers was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Benevolent Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, owning a tractor is widely regarded as an essential prerequisite to most government positions.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, the Badass Tourism Bureau has described the abolition of coastal defences as a "kick to the groyne".

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