by Max Barry

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1stMost Valuable International Artwork: 90thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 138th
The Grumpy Old Grinch of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Let Them Eat Pizza!
His Immaculate Munchiness
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population23.944 billion

LeaderHis Immaculate Munchiness

CurrencyPizza Slice
AnimalGyr Falcon

The Grumpy Old Grinch of Mediobogdum is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by His Immaculate Munchiness with an iron fist, and notable for its enslaved workforce, ubiquitous missile silos, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 23.944 billion Mediobogdumians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gariannonum. The average income tax rate is 70.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mediobogdumian economy, worth a remarkable 6,748 trillion Pizza Slices a year, is highly specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Pizza Delivery, Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 281,848 Pizza Slices, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The "right of sanctuary" stops police pursuit into temples and churches, armed police are cracking down on untaxed collectable-card-trading in local junior schools, police and sick people alike fear the Day of Rest as all institutions are forced to shut down, and when flight control tells pilots to alter course the usual reply is "No, YOU move!". Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive. Mediobogdum's national animal is the Gyr Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Violetism.

Mediobogdum is ranked 251,657th in the world and 2,956th in the West Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 14.71 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1stMost Valuable International Artwork: 90thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 138thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 387thFattest Citizens: 415thMost Devout: 446thLargest Black Market: 499thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 589thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 755thMost Influential: 1,402ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,542ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,612thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,660thHighest Economic Output: 1,946thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,462ndTop
Highest Crime Rates: 3,217thHighest Average Incomes: 3,602ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,768thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,852ndMost Advanced Public Education: 4,743rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,615thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,032ndMost Cultured: 9,329thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,155thLargest Populations: 10,259thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,327thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,657thTop
Largest Governments: 14,508thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,670thMost Authoritarian: 22,385thMost Patriotic: 27,832ndHighest Drug Use: 28,070th
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 23rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 34th in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 37th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 41st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 47th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 50th in the regionLargest Populations: 55th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 68th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 80th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 126th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 130th in the regionMost Cultured: 148th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 148th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 149th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 174th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 179th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 199th in the regionLargest Governments: 205th in the regionMost Patriotic: 246th in the region

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