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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 94th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 163rd
The Smokey ElderGrump Sage of
Left-Leaning College State
She Stoops to Conquer
Septimius Severus
Influence
Handshaker
Grumpy Old Sage & RMB Watchdog
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Deck

Mediobogdum

Population11.631 billion

CapitalGariannonum
LeaderSeptimius Severus
FaithMandaeism

CurrencyGolden Denari Glitter
AnimalEagle

The Smokey ElderGrump Sage of Mediobogdum is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Septimius Severus with an even hand, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, pith helmet sales, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 11.631 billion Mediobogdumians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gariannonum. The average income tax rate is 68.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Mediobogdumian economy, worth a remarkable 2,706 trillion Golden Denari Glitters a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Pizza Delivery, Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an amazing 232,682 Golden Denari Glitters, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Games of cops and robbers typically end in at least one fatal shooting, the acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community, cheap textbooks have replaced coasters at college ragers, and the government helps teach children how to kill a man from six paces. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Mediobogdum's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Mandaeism.

Mediobogdum is ranked 164,828th in the world and 6,747th in the West Pacific for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring -29.77 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 94thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 163rdMost Influential: 274thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 330thLargest Black Market: 358thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 498thMost Devout: 696thRudest Citizens: 1,183rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,366thMost Armed: 1,604thTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 1,728thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,851stMost Corrupt Governments: 2,008thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,027thFattest Citizens: 2,925thMost Efficient Economies: 2,981stHighest Average Incomes: 3,386thHighest Economic Output: 3,477thMost Cultured: 3,725thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,326thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,410thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,076thHighest Drug Use: 6,474thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,932ndLongest Average Lifespans: 6,955thMost Developed: 7,842ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,923rdTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,360thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,646thLargest Retail Industry: 12,161stHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,393rdLargest Governments: 13,531stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,681stLargest Populations: 14,462ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,020thLargest Gambling Industry: 16,052ndBest Weather: 16,372nd
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionMost Devout: 16th in the regionRudest Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Armed: 31st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 31st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 33rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 36th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 38th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 43rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 43rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 53rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 54th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 74th in the regionMost Cultured: 91st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 92nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 108th in the regionLargest Populations: 112th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 124th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 174th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 177th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 178th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 185th in the regionMost Developed: 216th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 229th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 270th in the regionLargest Governments: 277th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 295th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 361st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 380th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 398th in the regionBest Weather: 460th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 468th in the regionNudest: 505th in the regionMost Stationary: 510th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 547th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Mediobogdum was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Armed and the Top 5% for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum, the government helps teach children how to kill a man from six paces.
  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum, cheap textbooks have replaced coasters at college ragers.
  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum, the acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community.
  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum, games of cops and robbers typically end in at least one fatal shooting.
  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum, movie references are legally admissible in court.
  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum, people think garlic bread counts as one of their "five a day".
  • : Mediobogdum endorsed The Holy Empire of Purple Nebula.
  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum, ship captains always order a return to port at the slightest sign of rain.
  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum, mall countdown clocks warn that there are only 364 more shopping days until Maxxmas.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 318 » Common Good, Acropylae, Allwarts, Shaktirajya, Mathematania, Sindria, Fallgriffin, The 9 Stars, The Rhinelands, Zogradia, Jaquanland, Pan-Russia, Avadon, Gloubi-Boulga, Thyrall, Chestaan, Andyr, Tropical Isles, New Scottika, Momokol, Jamessreich, Glorious Existence, Antahbrantahstan, Oometz, Rofltopia, Twisted Duality, Kantorian, Vorpommern-Ruegen, Cazia Minor, Fujai, The Kister, Liberillia, Xupqeu, Oronia, West-Fryslan, Lynier, Wyndward, Archonina, The Free States of Gotham, Gryphonian Alliance, The United Republic of Westend, Hunck, Greg Tucker, Tunapocalypse, Crazy Waters, BIteland, Futuo, Americas Last Chance, Meedvheyt, Tweedsmere, and 268 others.Noupays, Aeneisia, Numpties, Autumn Rain, States of Glory WA Office, Misiland, Bornean Nations, DiscGolfLand, The Holy Principality of Saint Mark, Ceadda, Torkvale, Moriari, Drachmaland, Gizahn, Barcocoland, Southerniaw, Vitanu, The Rupert Islands, Davelands, Safe Refuge, United Dominant Nations, Blue Ocean on Beach, Ashkan, Greynne, El Facil, Triestine, Lunalia, Kittenlicious, Varanasi Nuova, Aldesport, Nova Sidessia, United A, Robbinston, Eurunia, Thessalian, Bamballa, Luminaros, Mercanta, Adora belle, Andalusian Union, Mirchusko, Cyno, Win Mints, Branith, Triperium, Rogue Foundation Security Division Omega, The Undivided, Winter Aura, Sapphire Principate, Tunnbridge, Eleven Stranger Things, Song Lu, Immortea, The Remnants of Zogg, Kisovec, Ceden, NeoOasis, Teralyon, Sadres, Radnia, Champaign, Wickedly evil people, Meist Isle, West Aton Sicand, Empire of Spartacus, Ugushadayana, Peoples Shanda, The New Syndicate, Everlasting Wisdom, Milanway, United South East, Great Liberal Land of True Serbia, The Island of New Amsterdam, Brahlia, Voycadia, WyEast, Cumbria-Lancaster, Yaqona, Reddub, Ioways, Magnaterras, Novum Therae, Deusalfalt, Klloney, Nevafornia, Fallas, Big Bad Badger, Majuria, Bamboozleand, Nova Staffordania, Nordsternland, Former Bulgarian Cities, Leukogeras, Ortalis, Nedtherland, Virginian Inquisitors, Lusitania and Britannia, Volpi Apostati, Ellcrys, East Sanc, Bostotina, New Carolignia, Tyrea, Bova Ptaltand, Grogania, The Illusian Empire, Gin Tonic, Sovetstan, Alfoir, Sentinel Order, The Federal District of Vice Santos, Dreamers for Hope, New Confetti, Old Blackwood, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Svanland, Jurttustan, Carinthea, Maria, Vixotan, New Belia, Greater Casalta, Agarth, Antamerfricsouasin, Lemmersdorf, Mean Girls, Bluenaira, Wakatara, Tristers, ROC Union, Avonna, Kippers and Beans, The United States of Mankind, Ubiquistania, Draxion Prime, Carinakerathe, United States of Valdezia, Hollow Forest Pack, Dellvizio, Iron Karlak, Southern Eureka, Finch Island, Thaw, The Union of Institutions, Vilaskia, The Hooglands, Demonvine, Darkelands, Equorum, Arcodnia, New Puruni, Condonohia, Overthinkers, Pulsaria, Pandaland II, Bron Zortin, Catholic Revolutionaries, Pandaland III, Trevoreov, Borkanda, Yoshiterra, Newgratia, Tellicherry, Naoania, Freakgard, Ferroia, Valverde Monferrato, Orbitat, Auckway, Wynessa, Psikuta, Halmont, Omegaz Empire, Riverdown, Diduknow, The Father-Land, Lammoth, Hokka, Recenesia, Ljosalfaryz, Froghaven, Fourth European Reich, Newfoundlande, Arcturica, Xyloqua, MSJ, Dilber, Shaqolandia, Akhalia, Nabura, Elegarth, Gaelic hEireann, Petroskia, Isle of Verwood, Euro-America, The Nordic Scandinavian Empire, Free Vernon, Kingdom of Anderson, Satire in the First Degree, Nerain, One Nation under Rob, Xashye, Darkesia, E002, Garthopolous, Arkadia Universalis, Lusopia, United Adaikes, Mandrakar, Zenduria, Winter Falls, Comia Noracon, Santa Sangria, Desmosthenes and Burke, Neenee, Kersoldin, Siskaton, Nyme, Fissure Town, Enemoi, Niknis, Skyfire line, Vertitor, Frostbourne, Vita Pax, Vugaland, Fremenz, Yy4u, Galtononsiand, Pejrovas, Shallowater, Banach Spaces, Ethermag, Impreial Britannia, Silubis, Somowaka, Tarkariland, Trantain, Razzoonia, Ultimate Awesomeness, Bluetick11, Matism, Tronn, Yarinn, Divina Patriae, Losridan, Drannor, Kawaii Schoolgirl, Kyeongsang, Dragonesia, Inyz Empire, Dracenarmy, Sombremesa, NSFootballWatch, North Central Ohio, The Rhenish League, Jinnahnagar, Diziju, Kann-Zaunke, Aweland, Menouria, Holy Flana Kirldanden, AngelLandz, Draakenberg, Dreibarland, Adhesive Ant, Liberland7, and Suniterian.

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