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Most Primitive: 140th Most Ignorant Citizens: 252nd Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 503rd
The Dictatorship of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Be a bagel on a plate full of onion rolls
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Nug Life

Population2.482 billion

CapitalSomething other than
LeaderDavid S Pumpkins


The Dictatorship of Nug Life is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by David S Pumpkins with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.482 billion Nug Lifeans 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 dominated by the Department of Defense, although Industry, Spirituality, and Administration are also considered important, while Environment and Education receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Something other than. The average income tax rate is 39.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Nug Lifean economy, worth 499 trillion Jarvonas 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 black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Gambling, and Woodchip Exports. 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 201,181 Jarvonas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Nug Life' is a smash hit, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned Manateeball fields, meat-eating is frowned upon, and entire provinces are populated solely by nuclear missile technicians and military police. Crime is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Nug Life's national animal is the Manatee, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Nug Life is ranked 169,755th in the world and 9,078th in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 13.36 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most Primitive: 140thMost Ignorant Citizens: 252ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 503rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 696thMost Devout: 759thMost Armed: 912thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 947thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,068thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,158thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,180thLargest Mining Sector: 1,229thMost Influential: 1,260thMost Avoided: 1,264thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,365thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,470thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,607thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,725thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,882ndFattest Citizens: 2,111thLargest Black Market: 2,404thNudest: 2,989thHighest Crime Rates: 3,194thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,877thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,613thHighest Average Incomes: 5,637thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 10,066thMost Authoritarian: 11,300thMost Conservative: 12,140thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,532ndMost Efficient Economies: 12,556th
Most Primitive: 4th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 26th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 31st in the regionMost Armed: 33rd in the regionMost Devout: 37th in the regionMost Avoided: 39th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 39th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 40th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 42nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 49th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 56th in the regionFattest Citizens: 63rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 65th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 72nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 74th in the regionTop
Nudest: 94th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 120th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 182nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 202nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 260th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 507th in the regionMost Influential: 535th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 613th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 648th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 671st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 693rd in the regionMost Conservative: 696th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Nug Life was endorsed by The Republic of Elder Realms.
  • : Following new legislation in Nug Life, entire provinces are populated solely by nuclear missile technicians and military police.
  • : Following new legislation in Nug Life, meat-eating is frowned upon.
  • : Nug Life was endorsed by The Sawtooth Badlands of The Black Cathedral.
  • : Following new legislation in Nug Life, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned Manateeball fields.
  • : Following new legislation in Nug Life, the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Nug Life' is a smash hit.
  • : Nug Life was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Nug Life, crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing.
  • : Following new legislation in Nug Life, citizens who don't recite the Pledge of Nug Life at least three times a day are placed on a terrorist watch-list.
  • : Following new legislation in Nug Life, only the brainiest citizens become academics.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 160 » Shibutani, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Siwale, Yummy Blubber, Shin-Hachioji, Empy, Ethnon, PlanetPunk, Yaorozu, Koda-Land, Kylesburgh, Sunto, Sundred, Kwaj, Buckerino, Notyoutopia, Selfgradatude, Bayern-Straubing, Universal State Formula, Atain, Zeternia, Malta Comino Gozo, Q w e r t y, Wineclaw, Maott, THX1138, United Draconia, Sanjurika, Sea Ghost, Moubarakistan, Frances Francis the First of France, Shadowrik, Wodan, The United States of Romania, Holy Oranz, Sil Dorsett, Suicidistan, Former English Colony, Pallaith, El Fiji Grande, Xentherida, Guslantis, American MapleStory, Diodone, Sacrento, Dar es Saalam, New Trisone, Wilkshire, Kobagia, and 110 others.The Iron Lions, We Are Number One, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Narfin Farfins, Racoda, Great Bights Mum, Bananaaaaa, Ostrolia, Snoodum, Lunallian, New Bremerton, Valhalla123, New Pruessen, Islamic Cali, Niradans, Spartoptia, SORT, General COE, Ostrinios, Votak Matim, ISOP, Sinelona, Californian Redwood, Uganda Knuckles UK, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Sakaryata, Omnistria, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, The Windmilluminati, Bearical, Ka Ching, Australiland, Unsophisticate, Hong Kong Empire, Amauri, Black Templares, Yukti, Dreadton, Outer Egorniand, Ninjak30, Federation Terra Australis, The Pantheons, The South Falls, SillyString, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Ethereal Expanse, Pasargad, INTEGRAL, Alunya, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, COCONUT-CITY, The Sinclarian Provinces, Renzic, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Torakuen, Joodey, Algrund, Guer Aike, Ara Antrizuls, SchoolHouse Rock, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Norostilors, Peldorn, Jasminlandia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, The Discipled, Plangainer, Trillius, Kirostan, Misuvelia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Senkaiboashi, Ecronentia, Unimaginable Doom, Ejhsa, Soviet Terran, Liberum Mundi, Seidr Wyrd, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, Haor Chall, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Aratani, Vikingiarchy, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Noahs Second Country, Test for a new hope, Retarya, The Black Cathedral, and Elder Realms.

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