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Largest Populations: 188thLargest Gambling Industry: 386thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,437th
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
Political Freedom
Few

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Broughdom

Population39.002 billion

CapitalScorpia
LeaderThe Broughmeister
Faithquite frankly pathetic

CurrencyI O U
AnimalGolden Scorpion

The Almighty Empire of Broughdom is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Broughmeister with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, rampant corporate plagiarism, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 39.002 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 receive no funds. 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 3,507 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 241,788th in the world and 7th in The Worlds Stronghold for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -15.87 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Largest Populations: 188thLargest Gambling Industry: 386thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,437thTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 2,781stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,171stHighest Economic Output: 3,657thMost Influential: 3,878thMost Stationary: 4,497thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,049thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,108thFattest Citizens: 7,056thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,662ndMost Armed: 11,889thNudest: 12,046thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 14,643rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,661stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 18,147thMost Efficient Economies: 18,733rdSmartest Citizens: 18,736thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,961stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,316thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,957thMost Pro-Market: 20,988thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,187thNicest Citizens: 21,951stBest Weather: 22,152ndLargest Publishing Industry: 22,922ndLargest Mining Sector: 23,338th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : 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 Most Dead and Most Zombified.
  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Broughdom was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.

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