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Most Primitive: 21st Largest Retail Industry: 27th Most Devout: 28th
The Empire of
Corporate Police State
Orbis terrarum nostri est(The world is ours)
Kaiser Janos II
Regional Influence
Founder / Mercenary Colonel and Brew Master.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Empire of BrightonBurg is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Kaiser Janos II with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, parental licensing program, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 29.927 billion BrightonBurgians 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 minute, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Greater Brightonburg City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient BrightonBurgian economy, worth an astonishing 14,879 trillion Gold or Silver Kronor a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 497,179 Gold or Silver Kronor, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,410,242 per year while the poor average 59,364, a ratio of 40.6 to 1.

The government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging, all alcohol is banned, and hundreds of teenagers die every year at the BrightonBurgian Hungry Games. 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. BrightonBurg's national animal is the Wild Boar, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Orange Catholic.

BrightonBurg is ranked 95,303rd in the world and 43rd in One big Island for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 547.88 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Primitive: 21stLargest Retail Industry: 27thMost Devout: 28thLargest Mining Sector: 33rdLargest Insurance Industry: 40thFattest Citizens: 50thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 51stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 52ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 58thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 59thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 59thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 63rdMost Avoided: 73rdMost Corrupt Governments: 86thHighest Economic Output: 88thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 118thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 120thHighest Average Incomes: 159thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 173rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 174thMost Armed: 243rdRudest Citizens: 311thMost Efficient Economies: 364thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 457thLargest Populations: 465thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 478thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 483rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 719thTop
Largest Black Market: 3,032ndMost Conservative: 3,607thMost Influential: 4,063rdTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,721stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,373rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,886thMost Extreme: 12,923rdLowest Crime Rates: 16,397th
Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Extreme: 6th in the region

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