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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,830thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,881stMost Devout: 8,758th
The Sidoneian Flying Pig Haven of
Father Knows Best State
Educating students in the way of the porkbelly
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Power
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Civil Rights
Some
Economy
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Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Porkbelly High

Population3.699 billion

CapitalAeroporker
LeaderSloppy Joe

Currencyhoofer
Animalflying pig

The Sidoneian Flying Pig Haven of Porkbelly High is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sloppy Joe with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, disturbing lack of elderly people, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.699 billion Porkbelly Highians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, 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 Aeroporker. The average income tax rate is 70.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Porkbelly Highian economy, worth 476 trillion hoofers a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 128,878 hoofers, with the richest citizens earning 5.1 times as much as the poorest.

Judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend, surveillance cameras are banned, female newsreaders distract the nation by breastfeeding during broadcast, and the national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Porkbelly High's national animal is the flying pig, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Porkbelly High is ranked 25,689th in the world and 2nd in Baconville for Most Developed, scoring 78.34 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,830thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,881stMost Devout: 8,758thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,032ndLowest Crime Rates: 10,427thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,452ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,156thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 13,708thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,586thLargest Black Market: 16,792ndMost Subsidized Industry: 17,555thMost Efficient Economies: 17,661stMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,876thHighest Average Incomes: 20,159thLargest Governments: 20,538thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,644th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Porkbelly High, the national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service.
  • : Following new legislation in Porkbelly High, female newsreaders distract the nation by breastfeeding during broadcast.
  • : Following new legislation in Porkbelly High, surveillance cameras are banned.
  • : Porkbelly High was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Porkbelly High, judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend.
  • : Following new legislation in Porkbelly High, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire.
  • : Following new legislation in Porkbelly High, brains have been removed from lists of best brain foods.
  • : Following new legislation in Porkbelly High, former bars are desperately trying to re-brand themselves as cafés.
  • : Porkbelly High was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Porkbelly High, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts.

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