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Most Devout: 1,012thLargest Mining Sector: 1,227thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,537th
The United Kingdom of
Moralistic Democracy
Be brave, Fear God, Honor the King!
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Good

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Great Burlington

Population8.622 billion

CapitalSaint Justin
LeaderKing Michael PM Jacob Rees Mogg
FaithOrthodox Church of Burlington

CurrencyPound
AnimalElephant

The United Kingdom of Great Burlington is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King Michael PM Jacob Rees Mogg with an even hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, unlimited-speed roads, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 8.622 billion Burlingtonians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Justin. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.3%.

The all-consuming Great Burlingtonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,340 trillion Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an impressive 155,464 Pounds, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

Practically perfect royal toddlers tend to say "regrettably not at this juncture" rather than "no", the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market, protests are prohibited from blocking traffic, and the Messiah (formerly known as Brian) is a mayoral candidate. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Great Burlington's national animal is the Elephant, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Orthodox Church of Burlington.

Great Burlington is ranked 115,228th in the world and 70th in Eurth for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 591.41 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Most Devout: 1,012thLargest Mining Sector: 1,227thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,537thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,678thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,726thMost Avoided: 1,734thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,743rdFattest Citizens: 1,758thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,874thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,399thLargest Retail Industry: 4,186thRudest Citizens: 4,560thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,645thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,773rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,940thMost Primitive: 5,061stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,868thMost Ignorant Citizens: 9,794thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,291stHighest Economic Output: 12,535thHighest Average Incomes: 12,538thMost Armed: 14,428thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,619thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,187thLargest Black Market: 17,297thMost Cultured: 18,532nd
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Fattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost Stationary: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 15th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Great Burlington, the Messiah (formerly known as Brian) is a mayoral candidate.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Burlington, protests are prohibited from blocking traffic.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Burlington, the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Burlington, practically perfect royal toddlers tend to say "regrettably not at this juncture" rather than "no".
  • : Great Burlington was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Great Burlington was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Great Burlington was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Burlington, birth announcements often also serve as death announcements.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Burlington, the examiners who examine examiners are being examined by examiners.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Burlington, government agents stalk the aisles of grocery stores for out-of-stock medications.

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