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Safest: 171st Most Stationary: 222nd Largest Insurance Industry: 232nd
The Flatulent Bleatings of
Corporate Police State
Deal with it
Lord Maximillian
Regional Influence
Contender
Founder
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Flatulent Bleatings of Pompous Windbags is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Lord Maximillian with an iron fist, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, suspicion of poets, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 28.171 billion Pompous Windbagsians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort Windbag. The average income tax rate is 50.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Pompous Windbagsian economy, worth a remarkable 8,502 trillion bones a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Automobile Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is an amazing 301,821 bones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, a crusade against barbaric religious practices has begun, Ollie the Oiled Seal welcomes throngs of tourists to the newly opened Oil Oasis Water Park, and the government is engaging in an agricultural trade war with Maxtopia. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Pompous Windbags's national animal is the kestrel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Christianity.

Pompous Windbags is ranked 30,572nd in the world and 1st in Free States of Gaia for Most Authoritarian, with 0.83 Stalins.

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Safest: 171stMost Stationary: 222ndLargest Insurance Industry: 232ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 325thHighest Economic Output: 344thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 445thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 594thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 645thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 650thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 705thLargest Mining Sector: 721stLowest Crime Rates: 809thMost Avoided: 919thLargest Populations: 1,068thHighest Average Incomes: 1,148thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,232ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,398thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,487thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,543rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,573rdFattest Citizens: 1,641stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,410thRudest Citizens: 3,100thMost Devout: 3,467thLargest Governments: 3,543rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,784thLargest Retail Industry: 5,233rdMost Influential: 5,304thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,434thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,278thMost Conservative: 6,526thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 8,782ndMost Efficient Economies: 9,044thLargest Gambling Industry: 13,660th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the region

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