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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,689thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,984thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,307th
The Voices of
Father Knows Best State
We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious.
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Rare

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Mad Gollum

Population14.921 billion

CurrencyPrecious
AnimalFishes

The Voices of Mad Gollum is a gargantuan, orderly nation, notable for its state-planned economy, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 14.921 billion Mad Gollumians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, well-organized government prioritizes Welfare, with Education and Healthcare also on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 51.1%.

The Mad Gollumian economy, worth 491 trillion Preciouses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Book Publishing, Cheese Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 32,956 Preciouses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Elections have been outlawed, citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes, and Animal Liberationists are regularly jailed. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Mad Gollum's national animal is the Fishes.

Mad Gollum is ranked 106,501st in the world and 42nd in Middle Earth for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 2,770.31 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,689thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,984thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,307thLargest Populations: 20,533rdLargest Black Market: 26,292nd
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Mad Gollum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Mad Gollum's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Mad Gollum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Mad Gollum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Mad Gollum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Zombies and Most Dead.
  • : Mad Gollum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Mad Gollum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Mad Gollum's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Mad Gollum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Mad Gollum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.

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