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Most Subsidized Industry: 229thLargest Black Market: 237thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 267th
The Guychat Fiefdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Gest only jests about everything bar cookies
Gertrude
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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NOrTh pAcIfiC spY

Population13.204 billion

CapitalNorth Pacific Spying HQ
LeaderGertrude
FaithGestdom

CurrencyCookie
AnimalCookie Monster

The Guychat Fiefdom of NOrTh pAcIfiC spY is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Gertrude with an iron fist, and notable for its enslaved workforce, flagrant waste-dumping, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.204 billion NOrTh pAcIfiC spYians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Healthcare, and Education are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of North Pacific Spying HQ. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The frighteningly efficient NOrTh pAcIfiC spYian economy, worth a remarkable 5,859 trillion Cookies 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, 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 443,792 Cookies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Big Belly is watching you, strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins, forest fires have dropped dramatically as there are hardly any forests left, and enemy agents are generally eliminated with extreme prejudice. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. NOrTh pAcIfiC spY's national animal is the Cookie Monster, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Gestdom.

NOrTh pAcIfiC spY is ranked 139,213th in the world and 2,769th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 30.06 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 229thLargest Black Market: 237thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 267thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 292ndLargest Insurance Industry: 413thMost Advanced Public Transport: 425thHighest Average Incomes: 533rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 692ndMost Corrupt Governments: 711thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 751stHighest Poor Incomes: 846thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,021stMost Patriotic: 1,145thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,366thMost Efficient Economies: 1,369thLargest Mining Sector: 1,420thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,649thHighest Economic Output: 1,650thMost Devout: 1,776thLargest Governments: 1,844thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,939thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,004thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,537thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,052ndMost Avoided: 3,100thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,132ndLowest Crime Rates: 3,270thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,285thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,755thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,483rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,950thMost Conservative: 9,955thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,585thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 11,235thLargest Retail Industry: 11,624th
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Largest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 20th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 29th in the regionMost Patriotic: 33rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 39th in the regionMost Devout: 43rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 44th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 55th in the regionLargest Governments: 56th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 57th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 58th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 60th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 62nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 66th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 82nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 83rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 83rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 96th in the regionMost Avoided: 139th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 147th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 180th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 205th in the regionMost Conservative: 224th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 265th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 267th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 281st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 392nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 438th in the regionLargest Populations: 449th in the region

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