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Rudest Citizens: 443rdLargest Retail Industry: 653rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 762nd
The Hive of
New York Times Democracy
Chili Con Carne
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Popung

Population5.948 billion

CapitalHatchery
LeaderKong Jino
FaithKong Dance

CurrencyKong
AnimalSilver Medal

The Hive of Popung is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Kong Jino with a fair hand, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, smutty television, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 5.948 billion Three-streak Bunkers enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hatchery. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 23.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Runner-up economy, worth a remarkable 1,408 trillion Kongs a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 236,790 Kongs, with the richest citizens earning 8.3 times as much as the poorest.

Formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming, prime picnicking sites are being paved over in the name of progress, the nation is known abroad mostly for its Parliamentary antics, and the navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust. Crime is totally unknown. Popung's national animal is the Silver Medal, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Kong Dance.

Popung is ranked 40,914th in the world and 1,546th in Lazarus for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 4,164.51 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 443rdLargest Retail Industry: 653rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 762ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,085thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,546thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,047thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,141stLargest Insurance Industry: 2,745thMost Inclusive: 2,828thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,947thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,954thSmartest Citizens: 3,595thHighest Average Incomes: 3,907thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,169thMost Developed: 4,553rdMost Secular: 4,744thHealthiest Citizens: 4,921stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,343rdMost Avoided: 5,702ndMost Subsidized Industry: 6,873rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,216thLargest Black Market: 8,283rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,654thLargest Gambling Industry: 9,031stLargest Mining Sector: 9,328thTop
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Largest Governments: 11,442ndHighest Economic Output: 11,521stMost Corrupt Governments: 16,663rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,690thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,329thMost Cultured: 19,017thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,860th
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Rudest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 21st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 43rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 54th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 86th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 109th in the regionMost Inclusive: 112th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 129th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 148th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 151st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 162nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 192nd in the regionMost Developed: 208th in the regionMost Secular: 243rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 251st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 261st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 285th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 314th in the regionMost Avoided: 327th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 360th in the regionMost Stationary: 370th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 446th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 461st in the regionLargest Black Market: 488th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 509th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 571st in the regionMost Influential: 578th in the regionLargest Governments: 633rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 656th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 734th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Popung, the navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust.
  • : Following new legislation in Popung, the nation is known abroad mostly for its Parliamentary antics.
  • : Following new legislation in Popung, prime picnicking sites are being paved over in the name of progress.
  • : Following new legislation in Popung, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming.
  • : Following new legislation in Popung, war vets look after war animals.
  • : Following new legislation in Popung, the national security service are a bunch of crooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Popung, sheep-like political loyalists repeat the mantra "one wheel bad, three wheels good".
  • : Following new legislation in Popung, religious epiphanies are often cited as a reason for high school drop-outs.
  • : Following new legislation in Popung, the nation's gigantic air force is both respected and feared.
  • : Following new legislation in Popung, nuclear submarines have been deployed to protect the nation's banana supply.

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