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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,418thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,831stMost Cheerful Citizens: 19,222nd
The People's Republic of
Moralistic Democracy
You Can't Stop Progress
Influence
Powerbroker
Founder / Guy who's on guard
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Average

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Batterfly

Population269 million

CapitalBatterfly City

CurrencyGoals
AnimalRonaldo

The People's Republic of Batterfly is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, zero percent divorce rate, and frequent executions. The quiet, industrious population of 269 million Ronaldo 2point0s 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 government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Environment and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Batterfly City. The average income tax rate is 39.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Ronaldo 2point0ian economy, worth 21.0 trillion Goals a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 77,991 Goals, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion, wedding bands come in pairs to form wedding manacles, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates, and commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Batterfly's national animal is the Ronaldo, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Batterfly is ranked 49,572nd in the world and 4th in The Lawson Authority for Most Cultured, scoring 70 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,418thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 16,831stMost Cheerful Citizens: 19,222nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Batterfly, commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains.
  • : Following new legislation in Batterfly, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates.
  • : Following new legislation in Batterfly, wedding bands come in pairs to form wedding manacles.
  • : Following new legislation in Batterfly, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Batterfly, drivers regularly pull over for nonexistent police cars.
  • : Following new legislation in Batterfly, the law forbids arson, murder, and low-quality cheese.
  • : Batterfly's influence in The Lawson Authority fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Following new legislation in Batterfly, female newsreaders distract the nation by breastfeeding during broadcast.
  • : Following new legislation in Batterfly, the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery.
  • : Batterfly lodged a message on the The Lawson Authority Regional Message Board.

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