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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd Highest Average Incomes: 2nd
The Sadistic Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Get Outa Here!!
Johann der Becker
Regional Influence
Superpower
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Sadistic Republic of Bright Angel is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Johann der Becker with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 26.103 billion Bright Angelians 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 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 receive no funds. 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 29,546 trillion zuchss 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 Automobile Manufacturing. 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 1,131,932 zuchss, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,850,490 per year while the poor average 245,283, a ratio of 15.7 to 1.

The Holy Office of the Inquisition is the highest court in the land, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, hordes of gardening enthusiasts are being banished from cities nationwide, and citizens are only allowed to view government-approved TV shows. 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 179,475th in the world and 3rd in Macfora Forever for Longest Average Lifespans, with 18.14 Years.

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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2ndHighest Average Incomes: 2ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2ndLargest Mining Sector: 3rdHighest Economic Output: 4thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5thMost Corrupt Governments: 10thMost Subsidized Industry: 12thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13thLargest Insurance Industry: 15thLargest Agricultural Sector: 19thLargest Governments: 21stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 24thLowest Crime Rates: 26thMost Avoided: 28thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 30thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 32ndLargest Black Market: 32ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 34thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 39thMost Devout: 54thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 62ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 150thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 153rdHighest Poor Incomes: 246thMost Stationary: 322ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 331stLargest Information Technology Sector: 475thFattest Citizens: 825thRudest Citizens: 971stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,007thLargest Populations: 1,539thSmartest Citizens: 1,555thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,726thTop
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Most Conservative: 1,960thMost Efficient Economies: 2,441stMost Influential: 3,982ndLargest Publishing Industry: 5,730thLargest Retail Industry: 7,134thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,766thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 11,622ndMost Extreme: 16,218thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,790th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, citizens are only allowed to view government-approved TV shows.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, hordes of gardening enthusiasts are being banished from cities nationwide.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, the Holy Office of the Inquisition is the highest court in the land.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, almost all of Bright Angel's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, adult magazines are having a sales resurgence as internet anonymity disappears.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, concussed red bearded woodchuckball players cannot remember their lineup position.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, the government has the power to seize property at will.
  • : Following new legislation in Bright Angel, pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil.

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