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Most Secular: 3,463rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,973rdMost Armed: 4,225th
The Commonwealth of
Compulsory Consumerist State
*bonk* Go to cringe jail, comrade.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Brillelund

Population315 million

Capitalsnowmantopia

CurrencyMarkka
Animalgold moose

The Commonwealth of Brillelund is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its prohibition of alcohol, digital currency, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 315 million Brillelundians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of snowmantopia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 32.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Brillelundian economy, worth 39.9 trillion Markkaa a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 126,508 Markkaa, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 633,173 per year while the poor average 14,196, a ratio of 44.6 to 1.

Brillelundians incessantly needle their doctors for relief, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume, the hardest thing for a mining operation to dig through is government red tape, and people often complain that they're going in circuitous routes all the time. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Brillelund's national animal is the gold moose, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Brillelund is ranked 141,427th in the world and 131st in First World Order for Highest Economic Output, with 39.9 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Secular: 3,463rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,973rdMost Armed: 4,225thLargest Retail Industry: 5,084thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,027thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,472ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,932ndMost Avoided: 10,865thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,000thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 12,005thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,684thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,605thMost Efficient Economies: 15,551stMost Developed: 17,686thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,890thHealthiest Citizens: 19,689thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 19,950thMost Cultured: 20,315thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,531stMost Pro-Market: 21,051stHighest Average Incomes: 21,102ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 22,155th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 16th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionMost Armed: 19th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 21st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 24th in the regionMost Avoided: 25th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Brillelund, people often complain that they're going in circuitous routes all the time.
  • : Following new legislation in Brillelund, the hardest thing for a mining operation to dig through is government red tape.
  • : Following new legislation in Brillelund, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume.
  • : Following new legislation in Brillelund, Brillelundians incessantly needle their doctors for relief.
  • : Following new legislation in Brillelund, prisoners have been known to host cooking and home décor television shows.
  • : Brillelund was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Brillelund, the secret ingredient is love (and MSG).
  • : Following new legislation in Brillelund, torture is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Brillelund, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally.
  • : Following new legislation in Brillelund, therapists can always squeeze in another house-call.

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