by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 66thMost Influential: 265thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,489th
The Crippling Instability of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Ave Gerhardus!
Gerhard Popwell
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Bongo Mountain

Population2.34 billion

LeaderGerhard Popwell

CurrencyPopwell pound

The Crippling Instability of Bongo Mountain is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Gerhard Popwell with an iron fist, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 2.34 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, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Popwellopolis. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Bongo Mountainian economy, worth 189 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 dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Pizza Delivery, and Tourism. Average income is 81,121 Popwell pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Jumping in puddles after rainstorms has become an indoor activity, foreign leaders never seem to want to shake hands with Gerhard Popwell, only clowns with PhDs from clown college can advise Gerhard Popwell on Bongo Mountain's coulrophobia epidemic, and the nation refuses to provide international aid. 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 11,253rd in the world and 562nd in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 10,210.17 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 66thMost Influential: 265thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,489thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,842ndNudest: 5,050thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,622ndMost Pacifist: 7,928thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,949thMost Secular: 8,260thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,315thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,714thMost Inclusive: 11,071stMost Advanced Public Education: 11,253rdSafest: 12,900thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 13,938thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,244thHighest Food Quality: 15,724thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,787thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,892ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,320thBest Weather: 16,941stNicest Citizens: 18,025thLowest Crime Rates: 18,751stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,918thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,659thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,878thMost Cultured: 20,388thLargest Governments: 21,282ndMost Income Equality: 22,138thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,884thHealthiest Citizens: 24,856thMost Developed: 24,916th
Most Influential: 42nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 51st in the regionTop
Nudest: 156th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 246th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 253rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 288th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 367th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 376th in the regionMost Secular: 404th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 448th in the regionMost Pacifist: 468th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 487th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 562nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 648th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 674th in the regionTop
Safest: 730th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 778th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 809th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 838th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 874th in the regionBest Weather: 876th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 904th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 906th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 920th in the regionLargest Governments: 985th in the regionNicest Citizens: 989th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 996th in the regionMost Cultured: 1,004th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,027th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1,099th in the regionMost Income Equality: 1,151st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1,179th in the regionMost Developed: 1,180th in the region

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