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Most Primitive: 2,052nd Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,727th Largest Black Market: 11,369th
The Disputed Territories of
Father Knows Best State
Well we hate you too!
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Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
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BrusselSprout

Population4.004 billion

Currencychestnut
Animalsprout

The Disputed Territories of BrusselSprout is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its enslaved workforce, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 4.004 billion cruciferae are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Spirituality, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 62.7%.

The strong cruciferous economy, worth 241 trillion chestnuts 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 a large, well-organized black market in Uranium Mining, Soda Sales, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. 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 60,246 chestnuts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Child labor has been outlawed, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", people who have lived their entire lives in BrusselSprout are shocked to discover that they are not citizens, and fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. BrusselSprout's national animal is the sprout, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

BrusselSprout is ranked 134,713th in the world and 63rd in Christmas for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 49.01 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Primitive: 2,052ndTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,727thLargest Black Market: 11,369thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,181stMost Rebellious Youth: 12,864thMost Ignorant Citizens: 13,589thLargest Mining Sector: 14,490thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16,160th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in BrusselSprout, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • : Following new legislation in BrusselSprout, people who have lived their entire lives in BrusselSprout are shocked to discover that they are not citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in BrusselSprout, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass".
  • : Following new legislation in BrusselSprout, child labor has been outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in BrusselSprout, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system.
  • : Following new legislation in BrusselSprout, funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in BrusselSprout, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room.
  • : Following new legislation in BrusselSprout, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool.
  • : Following new legislation in BrusselSprout, prison visits increase substantially during election years.
  • : Following new legislation in BrusselSprout, coastal cities are being moved a dozen miles inland to reduce flooding risk.

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