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Most Valuable International Artwork: 189thMost Influential: 532ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 650th
The Bat Benevolent Church of
Corporate Bordello
This Church is out of this Galaxy
Civil Rights
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Jim the Baptist

Population1.954 billion

CapitalChristmas Town
LeaderJim McCann Almighty
FaithJim the Baptist

CurrencyGold Coin

The Bat Benevolent Church of Jim the Baptist is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Jim McCann Almighty with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, free-roaming dinosaurs, and public floggings. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 1.954 billion Jim the Baptistians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The medium-sized, corrupt, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Industry, with Administration, Education, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Defense isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Christmas Town. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Jim the Baptistian economy, worth 321 trillion Gold Coins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 164,635 Gold Coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 539,908 per year while the poor average 37,677, a ratio of 14.3 to 1.

The consent form for routine blood pressure measurement has been nominated for the 'Novel Of The Year' award, teenage girls in knee-length surfer shorts have become a cultural icon of Jim the Baptist, the same 1954 social media bloggers always loudly and immediately agree with Jim McCann Almighty's every word on Twitcher, and students in Jim the Baptist's schools rarely attend their classes. Crime is well under control. Jim the Baptist's national animal is the Bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Jim the Baptist.

Jim the Baptist is ranked 52,795th in the world and 356th in Europe for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,642.45 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 189thMost Influential: 532ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 650thMost Devout: 987thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 2,397thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,722ndBest Weather: 2,911thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,262ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,306thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,404thLargest Retail Industry: 4,040thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,073rdNicest Citizens: 5,889thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,145thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,840thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,436thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,569thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,964thLargest Black Market: 9,288thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 10,597thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,819thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,439thMost Politically Free: 13,254thMost Cultured: 16,022ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,151stMost Developed: 17,195thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,889thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,205thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,622ndMost Inclusive: 20,133rd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 14th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 19th in the regionMost Politically Free: 23rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 50th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 52nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 64th in the regionLargest Black Market: 64th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 66th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 70th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 73rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 75th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 78th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 84th in the regionMost Influential: 89th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 89th in the regionNicest Citizens: 101st in the region

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