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Most Corrupt Governments: 262ndLargest Mining Sector: 264thMost Avoided: 288th
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Ad victoriam, non sibi sed patriae
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Bolrieg

Population16.356 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 deadly medical pandemics, public floggings, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 16.356 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 5,492 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 335,800 wagglefleebes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,484,476 per year while the poor average 47,520, a ratio of 31.2 to 1.

Bigtopian relations have become a minefield, pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall, beating enemies to death with a baseball bat is legal if done within nine innings, and supermarkets must refund spoilt milk even six months after the sale. 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 3,372nd in the world and 2nd in Kali Yuga for Largest Black Market, with 748 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Corrupt Governments: 262ndLargest Mining Sector: 264thMost Avoided: 288thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 310thHighest Disposable Incomes: 473rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 526thLargest Gambling Industry: 677thMost Devout: 789thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 813thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 883rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 945thMost Ignorant Citizens: 971stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 984thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,084thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,311thFattest Citizens: 1,313thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,363rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,437thHighest Economic Output: 1,732ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,877thLowest Crime Rates: 2,357thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,969thLargest Black Market: 3,372ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,088thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,433rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,561stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,100thMost Conservative: 7,151stMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,106thLargest Governments: 10,743rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,786thRudest Citizens: 10,882ndTop
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Largest Populations: 12,963rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,481stMost Authoritarian: 13,784thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,232ndMost Subsidized Industry: 19,482ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23,202nd
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bolrieg, supermarkets must refund spoilt milk even six months after the sale.
  • : Following new legislation in Bolrieg, beating enemies to death with a baseball bat is legal if done within nine innings.
  • : Bolrieg was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Bolrieg was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Bolrieg's influence in Kali Yuga rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Bolrieg was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Bolrieg was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Bolrieg was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dead and the Top 10% for Most Zombified.
  • : Bolrieg was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Bolrieg's influence in Kali Yuga fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".

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