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Most Authoritarian: 560th Most Conservative: 578th Most Extreme: 1,897th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Forget Liberty, Just Give Me Death.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Body Bags

Population1.255 billion

Currencyzip-tie
Animalmortician

The Holy Empire of Body Bags is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.255 billion Body Bagsians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 71.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Body Bagsian economy, worth 22.5 trillion zip-ties 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, 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 17,891 zip-ties, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A major religion has been named as Body Bags's national religion, listless juries are assembled for the simplest of court cases, Leader has just been declared ruler of Body Bags in an international press conference, and Body Bags has designated Body Bags City as its capital city. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Body Bags's national animal is the mortician, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Body Bags is ranked 146,783rd in the world and 914th in Artificial Solar System for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring -14.64 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Authoritarian: 560thMost Conservative: 578thTop
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Most Extreme: 1,897thMost Income Equality: 8,432ndTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 10,125thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,655th
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Most Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 19th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionMost Devout: 41st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 83rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 89th in the regionSafest: 95th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 107th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 119th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 119th in the regionMost Avoided: 120th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Body Bags altered its national flag.
  • : Body Bags applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Body Bags was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Body Bags's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Following new legislation in Body Bags, Body Bags has designated Body Bags City as its capital city.
  • : Following new legislation in Body Bags, Leader has just been declared ruler of Body Bags in an international press conference.
  • : Following new legislation in Body Bags, listless juries are assembled for the simplest of court cases.
  • : Following new legislation in Body Bags, a major religion has been named as Body Bags's national religion.
  • : Following new legislation in Body Bags, the love has gone in Body Bags.
  • : Body Bags's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".

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