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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 376thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 664thHighest Crime Rates: 1,181st
The Das Big Boi of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Inter-dimensional space lizards stole my Waifu
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Blootenburg Trade Company

Population2.79 billion

CapitalBlootenburg
FaithBig Boi Blooter Cult

CurrencyBloo Penny
AnimalThe Great Blooter

The Das Big Boi of The Blootenburg Trade Company is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its rum-swilling pirates, barren, inhospitable landscape, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.79 billion Blooters are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blootenburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Blooter economy, worth 580 trillion Bloo Pennies a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 208,007 Bloo Pennies, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,898,883 per year while the poor average 2,512, a ratio of 755 to 1.

Corporations have to consult a fifty-page "sanctions spreadsheet" to determine which countries they are allowed to do business with, the official Blooter Phrase Book weighs as much as a small child, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways, and the newest member of the royal family does not speak a word of the nation's language. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Blootenburg Trade Company's national animal is the The Great Blooter, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Big Boi Blooter Cult.

The Blootenburg Trade Company is ranked 41,652nd in the world and 41st in Institute of Cellulose for Highest Economic Output, with 580 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 376thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 664thHighest Crime Rates: 1,181stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,251stLargest Retail Industry: 1,274thMost Avoided: 1,301stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,304thFattest Citizens: 1,375thMost Armed: 1,394thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,456thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,537thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,115thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 3,665thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,115thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,751stRudest Citizens: 5,992ndMost Efficient Economies: 6,017thMost Patriotic: 6,081stLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,195thHighest Average Incomes: 6,789thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,882ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,299thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,480thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,806thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,031stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,349thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,339thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,723rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,786thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19,149thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,053rdSmartest Citizens: 23,139th
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 12th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 17th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 17th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 18th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 18th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22nd in the region

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