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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,202ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,259thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,338th
The National Catholic Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Family under Fatherland under God
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population6.227 billion

LeaderKing Giuseppe II
FaithRoman Catholicism


The National Catholic Kingdom of Bombastion is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King Giuseppe II with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, parental licensing program, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.227 billion Bombastonians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Spirituality are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Romito. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Bombastonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,145 trillion Knickerbockers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 183,949 Knickerbockers, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,352,332 per year while the poor average 7,626, a ratio of 177 to 1.

Bombastonian tourists are banned from many nations due to their tendency to randomly explode, the national anthem's only purpose is to inflate King Giuseppe II's ever-expanding ego, the police double as repo men, and giant no-kill traps baited with Bapst Red Ribbon and vintage bicycles have been popping up in back alleys nationwide. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Bombastion's national animal is the Turkeyhawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Bombastion is ranked 7,926th in the world and 122nd in Europe for Highest Average Incomes, with 183,949.52 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Insurance Industry: 1,202ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,259thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,338thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,616thMost Avoided: 1,994thTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,100thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,233rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,432ndFattest Citizens: 2,496thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,676thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,708thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,800thMost Influential: 3,071stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,409thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,696thMost Devout: 3,802ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,821stLargest Mining Sector: 4,102ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,676thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,880thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,704thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,172ndLargest Gambling Industry: 6,660thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,578thHighest Average Incomes: 7,926thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,119thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,405thLargest Black Market: 8,728thTop
Most Conservative: 12,007thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,116thMost Efficient Economies: 13,567thHighest Economic Output: 14,541stMost Ignorant Citizens: 18,619th
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 25th in the regionMost Avoided: 28th in the regionFattest Citizens: 28th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 30th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 32nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 34th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 35th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 36th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Devout: 40th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 45th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 53rd in the regionMost Conservative: 59th in the regionLargest Black Market: 60th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 61st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 64th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 65th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 72nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 88th in the regionMost Armed: 90th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 91st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 92nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 104th in the region

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