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Highest Crime Rates: 1,414thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,486thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,923rd
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Big Bad Badger

Population13.083 billion

CapitalMad Town
LeaderMr Badger

CurrencyBones
AnimalWild Turkey

The Rockin in the Free World of Big Bad Badger is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Mr Badger with a fair hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, infamous sell-swords, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 13.083 billion Big Bad Badgerians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mad Town. The average income tax rate is 15.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Big Bad Badgerian economy, worth a remarkable 1,781 trillion Boneses a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 136,203 Boneses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Supervisors in Big Bad Badger commonly tie bells on their necks to alert employees of their presence, airplane passengers who purchase "basic economy" tickets are often assigned seats in the lavatory, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, and consuming ecstasy is a common rite of passage. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Big Bad Badger's national animal is the Wild Turkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Big Bad Badger is ranked 236,175th in the world and 5,518th in the West Pacific for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 33.44 Whatever.

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Highest Crime Rates: 1,414thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,486thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,923rdMost Cultured: 2,064thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,222ndTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,474thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,839thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,182ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,696thRudest Citizens: 4,343rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,700thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,290thMost Inclusive: 5,454thMost Armed: 7,681stLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,772ndSmartest Citizens: 7,876thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,334thBest Weather: 8,376thLargest Black Market: 8,511thHighest Economic Output: 9,595thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,464thTop
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Most Influential: 12,347thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,464thMost Secular: 14,884thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,945thHighest Average Incomes: 17,791stNicest Citizens: 18,503rdLargest Populations: 21,025th
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Highest Crime Rates: 29th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 31st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 34th in the regionMost Cultured: 40th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 41st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 55th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 79th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 80th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 95th in the regionMost Armed: 97th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 107th in the regionRudest Citizens: 111th in the regionLargest Black Market: 115th in the regionMost Inclusive: 134th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 156th in the regionLargest Populations: 159th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 176th in the regionBest Weather: 192nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 207th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 210th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 221st in the regionNudest: 229th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 314th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 320th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 329th in the regionMost Secular: 334th in the regionMost Stationary: 354th in the regionMost Influential: 412th in the regionNicest Citizens: 514th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 518th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 530th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 545th in the region

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