by Max Barry

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 26th Largest Gambling Industry: 27th Most Primitive: 56th
The Swamp of
Iron Fist Consumerists
It's all ogre now
Shrek
Regional Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Swamp of Pikawil is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Shrek with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, frequent executions, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.923 billion laddies 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Industry and Spirituality are also considered important, while Welfare and Education receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mitakihara Town. The average income tax rate is 3.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Brogre economy, worth a remarkable 5,567 trillion Onions a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 399,892 Onions, with the richest citizens earning 5.0 times as much as the poorest.

International organisations everywhere are united in their condemnation of the nation's zombified military (Pikawil has found 5 easter eggs), the Foreign Ministry thinks an eye for an eye is a blindingly good idea, East Lebatuck tests its moon rovers in the barren wasteland of rural Pikawil, and heavily-armed commandos play rock-paper-scissors over whether to execute criminals and foreign visitors. Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Pikawil's national animal is the Donkey, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Ogre.

Pikawil is ranked 151st in the world and 1st in The Invaders for Most Devout, with 19,662.8 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 26thLargest Gambling Industry: 27thMost Primitive: 56thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 124thMost Corrupt Governments: 132ndFattest Citizens: 141stMost Devout: 151stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 169thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 172ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 183rdLargest Insurance Industry: 185thMost Avoided: 193rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 205thLargest Mining Sector: 207thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 223rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 232ndMost Armed: 350thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 378thHighest Average Incomes: 400thHighest Economic Output: 830thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,099thLargest Black Market: 1,146thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,371stTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,810thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,282ndLargest Governments: 2,360thHighest Drug Use: 2,434thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,663rdRudest Citizens: 2,773rdNudest: 3,468thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,478thMost Conservative: 3,764thHighest Crime Rates: 3,872ndMost Subsidized Industry: 6,112thLargest Populations: 7,383rdTop
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Most Authoritarian: 14,001stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15,056th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionNudest: 13th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 19th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 25th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 37th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pikawil, heavily-armed commandos play rock-paper-scissors over whether to execute criminals and foreign visitors.
  • : Following new legislation in Pikawil, East Lebatuck tests its moon rovers in the barren wasteland of rural Pikawil.
  • : Following new legislation in Pikawil, the Foreign Ministry thinks an eye for an eye is a blindingly good idea.
  • : Following new legislation in Pikawil, international organisations everywhere are united in their condemnation of the nation's zombified military (Pikawil has found 5 easter eggs).
  • : Following new legislation in Pikawil, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • : Pikawil's influence in The Invaders rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Pikawil's influence in The Invaders rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Pikawil was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Pikawil's influence in The Invaders rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Pikawil's influence in The Invaders rose from "Zero" to "Newcomer".

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