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Most Subsidized Industry: 529th Highest Average Tax Rates: 739th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 745th
The The Grand Holy Bar Stool of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Drink & Drink & Drink & Drink & Drink & Drink & Fight!
His Grand Holiness
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population9.733 billion

CapitalWinking Skeever
LeaderHis Grand Holiness

CurrencyBronzed Bottle Cap
AnimalBar Stool

The The Grand Holy Bar Stool of McStooley is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by His Grand Holiness with an iron fist, and renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, aversion to nipples, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.733 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, with Industry, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda. 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 2,392 trillion Bronzed Bottle Caps a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 245,863 Bronzed Bottle Caps, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 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 165,889th in the world and 6,839th in the Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 31.25 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most Subsidized Industry: 529thHighest Average Tax Rates: 739thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 745thLargest Governments: 765thMost Advanced Public Transport: 919thLowest Crime Rates: 950thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,063rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,236thMost Devout: 1,514thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,826thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,877thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,442ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,982ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,123rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,592ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,773rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,976thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,235thMost Cultured: 4,567thHighest Economic Output: 4,659thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,352ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,922ndSmartest Citizens: 7,030thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,956thMost Inclusive: 8,005thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,099thTop
Most Developed: 10,634thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,530thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,806thLargest Mining Sector: 14,735thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,772nd
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 27th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 30th in the regionMost Devout: 31st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 40th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 42nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 55th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 68th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 71st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 74th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 76th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 81st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 92nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 107th in the regionMost Cultured: 113th in the regionLargest Populations: 135th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 153rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 171st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 184th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 189th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 223rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 231st in the regionMost Developed: 281st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 329th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 378th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 422nd in the regionMost Influential: 463rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 583rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 637th in the regionLargest Black Market: 668th in the region

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