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Largest Populations: 196thLargest Gambling Industry: 387thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,428th
The Almighty Empire of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Death is lifes way of saying you're fired! April 2003
Influence
Power
Founder
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
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Broughdom

Population37.518 billion

CapitalScorpia
LeaderThe Broughmeister
Faithquite frankly pathetic

CurrencyI O U
AnimalGolden Scorpion

The Almighty Empire of Broughdom is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Broughmeister with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, public floggings, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 37.518 billion Broughdomians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The relatively small, liberal, pro-business government prioritizes Education, with Environment and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Scorpia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Broughdomian economy, worth a remarkable 3,374 trillion I O US a year, is highly specialized and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is 89,933 I O US, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 271,933 per year while the poor average 23,154, a ratio of 11.7 to 1.

Political activists are routinely executed, mining is the nation's most dangerous occupation, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour, and the government is reining in public spending. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Broughdom's national animal is the Golden Scorpion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is quite frankly pathetic.

Broughdom is ranked 205,170th in the world and 6th in The Worlds Stronghold for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -12.52 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Largest Populations: 196thLargest Gambling Industry: 387thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,428thTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 2,643rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,719thMost Influential: 3,397thHighest Economic Output: 3,444thMost Stationary: 4,688thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,810thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,024thFattest Citizens: 6,638thMost Armed: 9,660thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,175thTop
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Nudest: 10,724thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,994thMost Pro-Market: 16,097thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 16,536thMost Efficient Economies: 16,933rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,885thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,937thSmartest Citizens: 18,080thLargest Mining Sector: 19,330thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,521stLargest Black Market: 19,525thBest Weather: 19,862ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,770th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.
  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes and the Top 10% for Nicest Citizens, Best Weather, and Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.

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