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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st Highest Average Incomes: 2nd Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd
The Sadistic Republic of
Corporate Police State
Get Outa Here!!
Johann der Becker
Influence
Superpower
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Sadistic Republic of Bright Angel is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Johann der Becker with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, pith helmet sales, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 27.018 billion Bright Angelians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Spirituality, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Flagstaff. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Bright Angelian economy, worth an astonishing 30,372 trillion zuchs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 1,124,159 zuchs, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,081,506 per year while the poor average 152,870, a ratio of 33.2 to 1.

Children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, Bright Angel Barrier Island residents anxiously await their 'Bridge to Somewhere', the single fish caught by Bright Angelian fishers last year is cited as evidence of Bright Angel's thriving fisheries, and newspapers may not print any negative stories about the government. 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. Bright Angel's national animal is the red bearded woodchuck, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Veni vidi vici.

Bright Angel is ranked 17th in the world and 1st in Macfora Forever for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 20,981.61 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1stHighest Average Incomes: 2ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2ndLargest Mining Sector: 3rdHighest Economic Output: 4thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5thMost Corrupt Governments: 10thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13thLargest Insurance Industry: 14thMost Subsidized Industry: 15thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15thLargest Governments: 16thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17thLowest Crime Rates: 21stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 24thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 26thMost Avoided: 30thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 31stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 37thLargest Black Market: 38thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 40thMost Devout: 66thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 69thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 135thHighest Average Tax Rates: 143rdMost Stationary: 315thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 323rdRudest Citizens: 452ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 578thFattest Citizens: 619thLargest Populations: 1,490thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,547thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1,716thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,118thSmartest Citizens: 2,124thMost Efficient Economies: 2,319thMost Influential: 3,769thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,369thLargest Retail Industry: 6,669thTop
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Most Conservative: 9,205thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,895thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,694thMost Extreme: 15,729th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, newspapers may not print any negative stories about the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, the single fish caught by Bright Angelian fishers last year is cited as evidence of Bright Angel's thriving fisheries.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, Bright Angel Barrier Island residents anxiously await their 'Bridge to Somewhere'.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, trespassers entering Johann der Becker's office are immediately vaporized.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, the deceased are buried mostly to hide them from state-sanctioned corpse-collectors.
  • : Bright Angel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, red bearded woodchuck racing stadiums are open 24/7.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, dictionary sales have hit an all-time high.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, warfare increasingly resembles a video game.

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