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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21st Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 165th Largest Publishing Industry: 219th
The It of
Father Knows Best State
You'll float, too
Pennywise
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Blazing Samaritan

Population23.786 billion

CapitalDerry
LeaderPennywise
FaithDemonology

CurrencyBalloon
AnimalDemonic clown

The It of Blazing Samaritan is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Pennywise with an iron fist, and notable for its triple-decker prams, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 23.786 billion Blazing Samaritanites are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Derry. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Blazing Samaritanian economy, worth a remarkable 5,374 trillion Balloons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 225,959 Balloons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

Blazing Samaritanites are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks, owning a really cute pet is grounds for immediate investigation, mechanics are often exhausted by their work, and students abandon classrooms for online education. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Blazing Samaritan's national animal is the Demonic clown, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Demonology.

Blazing Samaritan is ranked 169,927th in the world and 6,273rd in The East Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -38.86 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 165thLargest Publishing Industry: 219thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 385thMost Devout: 526thMost Stationary: 538thMost Cultured: 739thLargest Mining Sector: 775thMost Corrupt Governments: 880thMost Beautiful Environments: 922ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,188thHighest Economic Output: 1,243rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,251stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,275thLargest Black Market: 1,389thRudest Citizens: 1,403rdMost Influential: 1,506thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,764thSmartest Citizens: 2,076thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,205thMost Developed: 2,235thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,435thLargest Populations: 3,366thHighest Average Incomes: 3,925thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,093rdNudest: 4,236thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,025thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,074thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 9,870thLowest Crime Rates: 12,212thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,074thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,882ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,600th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Devout: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 19th in the regionLargest Populations: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 22nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 26th in the regionRudest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 48th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 56th in the regionMost Developed: 59th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 63rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 74th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 84th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 111th in the regionNudest: 115th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 137th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 143rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 271st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 297th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 391st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 391st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 398th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 509th in the regionLargest Governments: 540th in the region

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