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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,344thMost Secular: 1,807thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,460th
The Private Military Companies of
Iron Fist Consumerists
I caught this bass once and it was like 2 metres long
Big Mouth Billy Bass
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Cool Fish

Population4.189 billion

CapitalBass Pro Shops Pyramid
LeaderBig Mouth Billy Bass
FaithFishing

CurrencyFishing Lure
AnimalLargemouth Bass

The Private Military Companies of Cool Fish is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Big Mouth Billy Bass with an iron fist, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, complete lack of prisons, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.189 billion Cool Fishians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while Environment and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bass Pro Shops Pyramid. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 78.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Cool Fishian economy, worth 884 trillion Fishing Lures a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 211,214 Fishing Lures, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,301,126 per year while the poor average 14,921, a ratio of 87.2 to 1.

Asking 'a penny for your thoughts?' draws law enforcement response, the military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists, attempts to inform people about their unclaimed property are often mistaken for telephone scams, and the world still seems flat to some people in space. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cool Fish's national animal is the Largemouth Bass, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Fishing.

Cool Fish is ranked 34,291st in the world and 36th in Caer Sidi for Smartest Citizens, with 45.18 quips per hour.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,344thMost Secular: 1,807thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,460thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,584thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,825thFattest Citizens: 2,987thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,469thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,815thMost Patriotic: 3,912thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,060thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,223rdLargest Retail Industry: 4,717thLargest Black Market: 5,148thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,774thMost Avoided: 5,890thLargest Mining Sector: 6,228thHighest Average Incomes: 6,374thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,634thLargest Governments: 10,399thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,894thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,293rdLowest Crime Rates: 11,907thMost Efficient Economies: 12,388thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,893rdTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 14,691stMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,744thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,824thMost Conservative: 20,811thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23,212thHighest Economic Output: 24,622ndMost Advanced Public Education: 25,321st
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 16th in the regionMost Conservative: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cool Fish, the world still seems flat to some people in space.
  • : Following new legislation in Cool Fish, attempts to inform people about their unclaimed property are often mistaken for telephone scams.
  • : Following new legislation in Cool Fish, the military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists.
  • : Following new legislation in Cool Fish, asking 'a penny for your thoughts?' draws law enforcement response.
  • : Following new legislation in Cool Fish, children must be board certified to append "Jr" to their name.
  • : Cool Fish lodged a message on the Caer Sidi Regional Message Board.
  • : Cool Fish's influence in Caer Sidi rose from "Newcomer" to "Apprentice".
  • : Cool Fish relocated from Osiris to Caer Sidi.
  • : Cool Fish altered its national flag.
  • : Cool Fish was refounded in Osiris.

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