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Most Patriotic: 3,499thMost Devout: 6,534thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,777th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Fascists Will Fear Beans on Toast
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Auxiliary
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Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Beans on Toast 23

Population3.002 billion

CurrencyCards
AnimalRaven

The Republic of Beans on Toast 23 is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.002 billion Beans on Toast 23ians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Beans on Toast 23ian economy, worth 415 trillion Cardss a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 138,508 Cardss , with the richest citizens earning 9.6 times as much as the poorest.

Earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, students and teachers are regularly stopped and searched for symbols of religious affiliation before class, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Ravens and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, and only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Beans on Toast 23's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Beans on Toast 23 is ranked 33,276th in the world and 1st in 1984 for Smartest Citizens, with 45.54 quips per hour.

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Most Patriotic: 3,499thMost Devout: 6,534thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,777thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,911thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,857thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,142ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,305thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,681stLargest Black Market: 11,827thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 15,354thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,247thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,755thHighest Average Incomes: 18,604thMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,072ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,244thMost Efficient Economies: 25,038thLowest Crime Rates: 25,630th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Beans on Toast 23, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Beans on Toast 23, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Ravens and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : Following new legislation in Beans on Toast 23, students and teachers are regularly stopped and searched for symbols of religious affiliation before class.
  • : Following new legislation in Beans on Toast 23, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Beans on Toast 23, local government operates tolls on every village road.
  • : Beans on Toast 23 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Beans on Toast 23, people make a career out of medical voyeurism.
  • : Beans on Toast 23 was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Beans on Toast 23, children are encouraged to fail at school so as not to appear too enlightened.
  • : Following new legislation in Beans on Toast 23, teen boys and girls find stick-figure-aided lectures on their comradestruation emphasises socialist unity more than biology.

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