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Most Corrupt Governments: 241stLargest Mining Sector: 264thMost Avoided: 279th
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Ad victoriam, non sibi sed patriae
Influence
Dealmaker
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Bolrieg

Population15.422 billion

CapitalShadforad
LeaderHigh King Hegrod Karlolov IX
FaithBolriegian Orthodoxy

Currencywagglefleebe
Animalmongfish

The Kingdom of Bolrieg is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by High King Hegrod Karlolov IX with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, ubiquitous missile silos, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 15.422 billion Bolriegians 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shadforad. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Bolriegian economy, worth a remarkable 5,167 trillion wagglefleebes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 335,074 wagglefleebes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,518,047 per year while the poor average 45,380, a ratio of 33.5 to 1.

Selling your granddad's clothes requires an incredible amount of paperwork, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects, Bigtopian relations have become a minefield, and pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Bolrieg's national animal is the mongfish, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Bolriegian Orthodoxy.

Bolrieg is ranked 13,669th in the world and 3rd in Kali Yuga for Most Authoritarian, with 3,307.88 milliStalins.

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Most Corrupt Governments: 241stLargest Mining Sector: 264thMost Avoided: 279thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 310thHighest Disposable Incomes: 470thLargest Agricultural Sector: 503rdLargest Gambling Industry: 676thMost Devout: 766thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 816thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 907thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 907thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 923rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 945thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,110thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,179thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,268thFattest Citizens: 1,270thHighest Average Incomes: 1,380thHighest Economic Output: 1,754thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,796thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,277thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,942ndLargest Black Market: 3,077thLargest Retail Industry: 3,563rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,041stMost Efficient Economies: 4,217thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,272ndMost Conservative: 6,734thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,785thRudest Citizens: 9,797thLargest Governments: 10,140thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,411thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,653rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,796thLargest Populations: 13,139thMost Authoritarian: 13,669thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,253rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21,031st
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bolrieg, pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall.
  • : Following new legislation in Bolrieg, Bigtopian relations have become a minefield.
  • : Following new legislation in Bolrieg, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects.
  • : Following new legislation in Bolrieg, selling your granddad's clothes requires an incredible amount of paperwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Bolrieg, rumor has it that High King Hegrod Karlolov IX has won three lotteries in a row.
  • : Bolrieg's influence in Kali Yuga fell from "Enforcer" to "Dealmaker".
  • : Bolrieg's influence in Kali Yuga rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
  • : Bolrieg's influence in Kali Yuga fell from "Enforcer" to "Dealmaker".
  • : Bolrieg's influence in Kali Yuga rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
  • : Following new legislation in Bolrieg, breaking rocks in the hot sun now involves using your head.

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