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Largest Retail Industry: 24th Fattest Citizens: 29th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 32nd
The Rogue Nation of
Capitalist Paradise
Up Yours
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Berzerkastan

Population16.486 billion

CapitalBernieville
LeaderChristopher Walken

CurrencyBerzerker
AnimalMagpie

The Rogue Nation of Berzerkastan is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Christopher Walken with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, infamous sell-swords, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 16.486 billion Berzerkastanians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Industry, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bernieville. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Berzerkastanian economy, worth a remarkable 8,524 trillion Berzerkers a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Soda Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 517,060 Berzerkers, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,130,884 per year while the poor average 82,603, a ratio of 25.8 to 1.

Major cities are suffering under water rationing, tourists are flocking to the newly-built MeteorLand family resort, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium, and some say Christopher Walken has gone MAD after authorizing the development of apocalyptic biological weapons. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Berzerkastan's national animal is the Magpie, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Berzerkastan is ranked 116th in the world and 28th in 10000 Islands for Most Influential, scoring 247,110 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Largest Retail Industry: 24thFattest Citizens: 29thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 32ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 55thMost Avoided: 59thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 64thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 67thMost Armed: 69thHighest Crime Rates: 72ndLargest Gambling Industry: 80thHighest Disposable Incomes: 91stMost Influential: 116thLargest Insurance Industry: 123rdRudest Citizens: 130thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 172ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 202ndHighest Average Incomes: 206thLargest Mining Sector: 227thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 235thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 277thMost Scientifically Advanced: 415thHighest Economic Output: 498thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 785thLargest Information Technology Sector: 978thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,195thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,752ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,828thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,037thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,069thMost Stationary: 2,374thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,833rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,847thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,853rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,066thSmartest Citizens: 4,632ndLargest Black Market: 5,935thTop
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Largest Populations: 7,894thMost Devout: 10,746thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,208thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,874th
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Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Influential: 28th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionMost Stationary: 33rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 40th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 43rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 45th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 51st in the regionLargest Black Market: 51st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 53rd in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 56th in the regionLargest Populations: 91st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 96th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 98th in the regionMost Devout: 99th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Berzerkastan, some say Christopher Walken has gone MAD after authorizing the development of apocalyptic biological weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Berzerkastan, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium.
  • : Following new legislation in Berzerkastan, tourists are flocking to the newly-built MeteorLand family resort.
  • : Following new legislation in Berzerkastan, major cities are suffering under water rationing.
  • : Following new legislation in Berzerkastan, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.
  • : Following new legislation in Berzerkastan, pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit.
  • : Following new legislation in Berzerkastan, eight-year-olds with lemonade stands have been known to be locked up on charges of embezzlement.
  • : Following new legislation in Berzerkastan, high school boys are required to pass vigorous self-mastery and sensitivity training to graduate.
  • : Following new legislation in Berzerkastan, citizens must inform the government each time they have a haircut.
  • : Following new legislation in Berzerkastan, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.

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