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Most Subsidized Industry: 370thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 454thMost Advanced Public Transport: 471st
The The Grand Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Drink & Drink & Drink & Drink & Drink & Drink & Fight!
His Grand Holiness
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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McStooley

Population12.18 billion

CapitalWinking Skeever
LeaderHis Grand Holiness
FaithBarhopping

CurrencyBronzed Bottle Cap
AnimalBar Stool

The The Grand Holy Empire of McStooley is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by His Grand Holiness with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, otherworldly petting zoo, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.18 billion Drunkards 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Healthcare are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winking Skeever. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Drunkard economy, worth a remarkable 3,529 trillion Bronzed Bottle Caps 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 large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. 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 an amazing 289,792 Bronzed Bottle Caps, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast, and bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. McStooley's national animal is the Bar Stool, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Barhopping.

McStooley is ranked 4,764th in the world and 116th in the Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 92.44 Years.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 370thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 454thMost Advanced Public Transport: 471stHighest Average Tax Rates: 779thLargest Governments: 842ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 861stLowest Crime Rates: 1,028thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,153rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,210thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,421stMost Efficient Economies: 1,425thMost Devout: 1,541stLargest Black Market: 1,753rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,064thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,188thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,948thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,140thHighest Economic Output: 3,210thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,374thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,397thMost Developed: 3,878thMost Cultured: 4,612thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,646thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,764thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,168thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,175thSmartest Citizens: 7,351stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,963rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,219thMost Inclusive: 8,564thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,554thLargest Mining Sector: 12,039thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,585thLargest Populations: 20,044th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 25th in the regionLargest Black Market: 36th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 36th in the regionMost Devout: 36th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 37th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 47th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 56th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 59th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 75th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 86th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 92nd in the regionMost Cultured: 102nd in the regionLargest Populations: 108th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 108th in the regionMost Developed: 109th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 116th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 132nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 171st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 175th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 197th in the regionMost Inclusive: 217th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 230th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 322nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 323rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 354th in the regionMost Influential: 356th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 357th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 456th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 729th in the region

National Happenings

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  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes and the Top 10% for Most Influential.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes and Highest Poor Incomes and the Top 5% for Highest Wealthy Incomes and Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, the Top 5% for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, and the Top 10% for Most Influential and Largest Populations.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.

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