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Largest Information Technology Sector: 42nd Most Corrupt Governments: 96th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 97th
The Technocracy of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Protecting you from yourself.
Doctor Gray
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

The Bonum commune Institute

Population11.332 billion

CapitalNovum City
LeaderDoctor Gray

CurrencyCredit
AnimalAnt

The Technocracy of The Bonum commune Institute is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Doctor Gray with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, avant-garde cinema, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 11.332 billion Subjects are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Novum City. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Bonum commune Institutean economy, worth a remarkable 6,669 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 588,581 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, libraries are bulldozed to make way for internet cafés, all gamers have been drafted into the military despite their lack of upper body strength, and political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. The Bonum commune Institute's national animal is the Ant, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Bonum commune Institute is ranked 697th in the world and 16th in the West Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 13,921.13 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 42ndMost Corrupt Governments: 96thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 97thLargest Black Market: 101stHighest Average Incomes: 124thLargest Mining Sector: 161stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 176thMost Scientifically Advanced: 253rdMost Secular: 255thHighest Poor Incomes: 290thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 300thMost Subsidized Industry: 317thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 373rdLargest Insurance Industry: 388thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 393rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 428thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 435thFattest Citizens: 440thMost Avoided: 550thLowest Crime Rates: 607thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 697thLargest Governments: 776thHighest Economic Output: 867thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,091stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,098thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,141stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,166thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,232ndSmartest Citizens: 1,246thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,837thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,848thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,151stMost Efficient Economies: 3,765thMost Conservative: 5,547thRudest Citizens: 5,587thMost Stationary: 5,752ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,253rdMost Authoritarian: 6,599thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,690thMost Influential: 10,121stLargest Retail Industry: 13,000thMost Extreme: 15,636th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 30th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 38th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 38th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 42nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 52nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 57th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 88th in the regionRudest Citizens: 157th in the regionLargest Populations: 164th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 168th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 269th in the regionMost Conservative: 272nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 326th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 352nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 364th in the regionMost Extreme: 540th in the regionMost Developed: 542nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 590th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 645th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, all gamers have been drafted into the military despite their lack of upper body strength.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, libraries are bulldozed to make way for internet cafés.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, to 'cut off family ties' is no longer just a phrase.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, power to the people comes from the barrel of a gun.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, cremation is compulsory for the deceased.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, citizens who become homeless are immediately executed.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, drunk drivers are sentenced to death.

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