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Lowest Crime Rates: 239th Highest Average Tax Rates: 316th Largest Governments: 349th
The Voodoo People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Dark Powers To The People
Papa Unclepear
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Bruuma

Population13.554 billion

CapitalBayougrad
LeaderPapa Unclepear
FaithUnclepearan Marxist Voodoo

CurrencyRubledoll
AnimalRainbow Serpent

The Voodoo People's Republic of Bruuma is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Papa Unclepear with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 13.554 billion Bruumans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bayougrad. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but underdeveloped Bruuman economy, worth a remarkable 1,691 trillion Rubledolls a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 124,764 Rubledolls, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Wrongful arrests abound as 'criminals' blame the guy next to them, the Fashion Channel can only be viewed on widescreen TVs, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, and police nightsticks see use all day long. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bruuma's national animal is the Rainbow Serpent, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Unclepearan Marxist Voodoo.

Bruuma is ranked 150,342nd in the world and 6,278th in the South Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -321.63 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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1%
Lowest Crime Rates: 239thHighest Average Tax Rates: 316thLargest Governments: 349thMost Corrupt Governments: 474thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 799thMost Beautiful Environments: 939thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,210thHealthiest Citizens: 1,326thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,745thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,763rdSmartest Citizens: 2,494thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,721stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,871stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,370thBest Weather: 3,773rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,791stMost Secular: 3,866thMost Cultured: 4,409thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,000thMost Authoritarian: 7,050thHighest Economic Output: 7,203rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,533rdTop
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Most Influential: 10,283rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,963rdLargest Populations: 12,084thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,458thMost Income Equality: 14,251stMost Inclusive: 14,369th
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Lowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 29th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 30th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 30th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 44th in the regionTop
5%
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 71st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 74th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 76th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 80th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 87th in the regionLargest Populations: 107th in the regionBest Weather: 119th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 126th in the regionMost Cultured: 126th in the regionMost Secular: 153rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 184th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 217th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 249th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 322nd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 369th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 373rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 408th in the regionMost Inclusive: 491st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 506th in the regionMost Extreme: 655th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bruuma, police nightsticks see use all day long.
  • : Bruuma was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Following new legislation in Bruuma, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
  • : Following new legislation in Bruuma, the Fashion Channel can only be viewed on widescreen TVs.
  • : Bruuma was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Bruuma was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Bruuma, wrongful arrests abound as 'criminals' blame the guy next to them.
  • : Following new legislation in Bruuma, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds.
  • : Bruuma was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Bruuma was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.

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