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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 280th Rudest Citizens: 506th Largest Retail Industry: 529th
The Half-Baked Abrogation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Never go into a strange oven without an exit strategy!
Studly Spud
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The Botched Pejazzle of the Studly Spud

Population5.875 billion

LeaderStudly Spud


The Half-Baked Abrogation of The Botched Pejazzle of the Studly Spud is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Studly Spud with an even hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, unlimited-speed roads, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 5.875 billion Monster Mash have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Spudtopia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 28.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Mashed economy, worth a remarkable 1,923 trillion Chips 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 a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Retail, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. 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 an amazing 327,483 Chips, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

Street gangs rule most of the nation's major cities, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging, travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air The Botched Pejazzle of the Studly Spud flights to avoid the pay lavatories, and politicians bribe ten-year-old geniuses to sit their aptitude tests. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Botched Pejazzle of the Studly Spud's national animal is the Spudazzle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Spudlyism.

The Botched Pejazzle of the Studly Spud is ranked 2,671st in the world and 7th in Spiritus for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 727,055.83 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 280thRudest Citizens: 506thLargest Retail Industry: 529thFattest Citizens: 582ndMost Secular: 612thMost Scientifically Advanced: 631stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 728thMost Armed: 773rdHighest Crime Rates: 779thMost Rebellious Youth: 789thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,007thNudest: 1,114thHighest Average Incomes: 1,146thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,163rdMost Subsidized Industry: 1,171stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,206thMost Avoided: 1,209thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,238thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,448thLargest Black Market: 1,564thMost Cultured: 1,582ndTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,871stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,020thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,331stSmartest Citizens: 2,374thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,481stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,671stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,677thLargest Mining Sector: 5,045thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,593rdHighest Economic Output: 5,879thMost Efficient Economies: 6,263rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,643rdLargest Governments: 6,687thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 8,584thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,926thHighest Drug Use: 9,950thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,269thMost Average: 12,007thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,001st
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Cultured: 13th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 16th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 24th in the regionMost Average: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 28th in the region

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