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Most Subsidized Industry: 534th Highest Average Tax Rates: 740th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 747th
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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Population9.72 billion

CapitalWinking Skeever
LeaderHis Grand Holiness

CurrencyBronzed Bottle Cap
AnimalBar Stool

The The Grand Holy Bar Stool of McStooley is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by His Grand Holiness with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ubiquitous missile silos, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.72 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 2,389 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 65,630th in the world and 2,809th in the Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 21.02 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Subsidized Industry: 534thHighest Average Tax Rates: 740thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 747thLargest Governments: 766thMost Advanced Public Transport: 925thLowest Crime Rates: 954thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,067thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,249thMost Devout: 1,525thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,838thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,880thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,453rdHighest Average Incomes: 2,992ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,124thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,600thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,782ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,964thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,245thMost Cultured: 4,562ndHighest Economic Output: 4,673rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,392ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,944thSmartest Citizens: 7,037thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,956thMost Inclusive: 8,007thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,130thTop
Most Developed: 10,643rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,564thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,890thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,779thLargest Mining Sector: 14,835th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 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: 56th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 71st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 72nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 74th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 77th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 79th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 93rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 108th in the regionMost Cultured: 113th in the regionLargest Populations: 136th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 156th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 170th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 181st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 191st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 225th in the regionMost Inclusive: 231st in the regionMost Developed: 282nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 329th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 380th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 421st in the regionMost Influential: 467th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 593rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 646th in the regionLargest Black Market: 671st in the region

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