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Largest Insurance Industry: 956thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,585thMost Influential: 1,719th
The National Catholic Kingdom of
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Bombastion

Population10.006 billion

CapitalRomito
LeaderKing Giuseppe II
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyKnickerbocker
AnimalTurkeyhawk

The National Catholic Kingdom of Bombastion is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by King Giuseppe II with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, strictly enforced bedtime, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.006 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 government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Romito. The average income tax rate is 14.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Bombastonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,059 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 rampant. Average income is an amazing 205,848 Knickerbockers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls, euthanasia is illegal, farmers are complaining that the buzzing and the sparks from the nearby MagRail are blighting their crops, and all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras. 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 30,937th in the world and 119th in Europe for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 4,100.71 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 956thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,585thMost Influential: 1,719thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,786thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,107thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,245thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,481stFattest Citizens: 2,687thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 2,905thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,128thLargest Retail Industry: 3,351stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,360thMost Devout: 3,523rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,830thMost Avoided: 3,928thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,217thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,771stLargest Black Market: 5,256thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,419thHighest Average Incomes: 6,857thRudest Citizens: 7,393rdMost Patriotic: 7,431stMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,572ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,555thHighest Economic Output: 9,150thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,004thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,343rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,121stMost Efficient Economies: 12,702ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,105thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 16,084thLargest Governments: 21,346thMost Scientifically Advanced: 25,560th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 12th in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionFattest Citizens: 24th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 29th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Avoided: 29th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Black Market: 38th in the regionMost Devout: 38th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 39th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 47th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 50th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 71st in the regionMost Patriotic: 84th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 91st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 97th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 101st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 104th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 109th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 112th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 113th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 119th in the regionRudest Citizens: 121st in the region

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