by Max Barry

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1,732nd Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4,247th Most Avoided: 5,004th
The Government of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Pay or walk
Regional Influence
Dealmaker
Bruja
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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The Government of Gasoline is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Exxon Baytown Refinery Rubber Unit with an iron fist, and renowned for its vat-grown people, ubiquitous missile silos, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.887 billion Hydroblasters 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 government prioritizes Defense, although Spirituality, Law & Order, and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pasadena Texas. The average income tax rate is 25.9%.

The powerhouse Gasolinean economy, worth 405 trillion Line Moles a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is 68,945 Line Moles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

The standard government reply to any query is "there is no spoon", panels from bankrupt rooftop solar companies are used as props for sci-fi B-movies, forecasts predict rains of loose lead and mortar shells for the next six weeks, and funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience. Crime is relatively low, thanks to a well-funded police force. Gasoline's national animal is the Operator, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Peakload.

Gasoline is ranked 28,320th in the world and 1st in Capitalism for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 95.5 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1,732ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,247thMost Avoided: 5,004thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,380thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,544thLargest Black Market: 5,946thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,125thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,135thMost Conservative: 12,748thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,250thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,344thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,724th

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