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Most Corrupt Governments: 261stLargest Mining Sector: 271stMost Avoided: 289th
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

Population16.4 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 remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, triple-decker prams, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 16.4 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 5,507 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 31,046th in the world and 5th in Kali Yuga for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 1,724.29 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Most Corrupt Governments: 261stLargest Mining Sector: 271stMost Avoided: 289thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 315thHighest Disposable Incomes: 476thLargest Agricultural Sector: 525thLargest Gambling Industry: 670thMost Devout: 796thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 814thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 884thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 959thMost Ignorant Citizens: 960thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,014thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,103rdFattest Citizens: 1,311thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,328thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,365thHighest Average Incomes: 1,453rdHighest Economic Output: 1,728thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,888thLowest Crime Rates: 2,368thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,997thLargest Black Market: 3,399thLargest Retail Industry: 4,077thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,384thMost Efficient Economies: 4,573rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,121stMost Conservative: 7,193rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,109thLargest Governments: 10,770thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,788thRudest Citizens: 10,900thTop
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Largest Populations: 12,936thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,415thMost Authoritarian: 13,883rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,438thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,273rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23,551st
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 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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