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Most Income Equality: 7thLargest Mining Sector: 3,849thMost Stationary: 4,464th
The Lufolet Founder of
Psychotic Dictatorship
We Do Things Our Way
Civil Rights
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Compassionate Pilgrims

Population19.49 billion



The Lufolet Founder of Compassionate Pilgrims is a gargantuan, safe nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 19.49 billion Compassionate Pilgrimsians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Anconia. The average income tax rate is 59.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Compassionate Pilgrimsian economy, worth 942 trillion Lires a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Automobile Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 48,364 Lires, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Compassionate Pilgrims's first free elections in recent memory have been successfully concluded, fashion stores are exploding in sales as clothing is reintroduced to the country, prisoners work-share to cut down rising costs of keeping them in jail, and elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Compassionate Pilgrims's national animal is the Parrot, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Atheism.

Compassionate Pilgrims is ranked 90,056th in the world and 1st in Lufolet for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 6,386.56 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Most Income Equality: 7thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 3,849thMost Stationary: 4,464thMost Avoided: 4,907thLargest Black Market: 5,263rdMost Authoritarian: 5,763rdLargest Populations: 6,214thTop
Most Influential: 9,013thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,184thMost Extreme: 14,566thMost Ignorant Citizens: 14,598thHighest Economic Output: 16,997th

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