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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,270thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,355thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,385th
The Private Military Companies of
Iron Fist Consumerists
I caught this bass once and it was like 2 metres long
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Cool Fish

Population1.805 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 renowned for its frequent executions, avowedly heterosexual populace, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.805 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Education are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bass Pro Shops Pyramid. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 75.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Cool Fishian economy, worth 285 trillion Fishing Lures a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 158,299 Fishing Lures, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 897,475 per year while the poor average 13,651, a ratio of 65.7 to 1.

The government strictly regulates whale harvest quotas, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', urban entrepreneurs are busy introducing cockroaches into restaurant kitchens, and young men in tiny bikinis draw neither comment nor stares on the morning commute. 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 241,196th in the world and 136th in Caer Sidi for Best Weather, with -91 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,270thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,355thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,385thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,014thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,288thFattest Citizens: 5,297thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,411thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,487thMost Avoided: 7,339thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,422ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,485thMost Secular: 10,178thLargest Black Market: 10,261stLargest Retail Industry: 10,262ndTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 12,509thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,257thLowest Crime Rates: 14,860thLargest Governments: 14,993rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 16,339thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,740thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,370thLargest Mining Sector: 20,488thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,922ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,146thMost Efficient Economies: 23,075th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 10th in the regionMost Secular: 11th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 13th in the regionMost Conservative: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cool Fish lodged a message on the Caer Sidi Regional Message Board.
  • : Cool Fish lodged a message on the Caer Sidi Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Cool Fish, young men in tiny bikinis draw neither comment nor stares on the morning commute.
  • : Following new legislation in Cool Fish, urban entrepreneurs are busy introducing cockroaches into restaurant kitchens.
  • : Cool Fish was reclassified from "Corporate Police State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Cool Fish, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Following new legislation in Cool Fish, the government strictly regulates whale harvest quotas.
  • : Following new legislation in Cool Fish, the nation tends not to learn from its history.
  • : Following new legislation in Cool Fish, Cool Fish has become a gigantic dustbowl filled with tourists and mean desperados.
  • : Cool Fish lodged a message on the Caer Sidi Regional Message Board.

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