by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 101stMost Influential: 756thNudest: 4,887th
The Crippling Instability of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Ave Gerhardus!
Gerhard Popwell
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Bongo Mountain

Population1.301 billion

LeaderGerhard Popwell

CurrencyPopwell pound

The Crippling Instability of Bongo Mountain is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Gerhard Popwell with an iron fist, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, frequent executions, and public floggings. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.301 billion Bongolese are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Conghetto. The average income tax rate is 86.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Bongo Mountainian economy, worth 93.9 trillion Popwell pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Pizza Delivery, and Information Technology. Average income is 72,183 Popwell pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Airplane passenger seat sizes and ticket prices are both first-class, bowls of milk left on windowsills please fairies and passing cats alike, families are left homeless as entire suburbs are bulldozed on the whim of tribal chiefs, and 3D printed organs are a breath of new life for the sick and elderly. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bongo Mountain's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Popwellism.

Bongo Mountain is ranked 28,585th in the world and 1,282nd in The North Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 77 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 101stMost Influential: 756thTop
Nudest: 4,887thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,295thMost Secular: 6,933rdMost Pacifist: 7,003rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,359thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,626thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,847thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,802ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,128thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,385thTop
Safest: 13,067thMost Inclusive: 13,467thMost Income Equality: 13,755thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,364thMost Authoritarian: 14,388thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,102ndLowest Crime Rates: 15,279thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,736thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,759thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,992ndBest Weather: 18,164thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,802ndNicest Citizens: 19,296thHighest Food Quality: 21,491stMost Subsidized Industry: 22,415thLargest Publishing Industry: 24,928thLargest Governments: 25,164th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 76th in the regionTop
Nudest: 147th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 191st in the regionMost Influential: 222nd in the regionMost Secular: 338th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 358th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 381st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 393rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 398th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 540th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 543rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 550th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 625th in the regionMost Income Equality: 675th in the regionSafest: 709th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 737th in the regionMost Inclusive: 763rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 765th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 824th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 862nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 875th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 883rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 909th in the regionBest Weather: 919th in the regionNicest Citizens: 1,013th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,014th in the regionLargest Governments: 1,111th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1,121st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1,158th in the region

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