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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 93rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 123rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 156th
The Bitter and Disturbed Irony of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Who watches the watchmen?
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Comedian

Population26.22 billion

Capitalsmoking ruins
Leadera madman
Faithnihilism

Currencybullet
Animalcriminal

The Bitter and Disturbed Irony of The Comedian is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by a madman with an iron fist, and notable for its digital currency, ritual sacrifices, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 26.22 billion poor bastards 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 minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of smoking ruins. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Comedianian economy, worth an astonishing 12,020 trillion bullets a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 458,429 bullets, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,962,390 per year while the poor average 8,666, a ratio of 457 to 1.

TC-SPAN features senators wrestling with ever-increasing production elements, crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed, the newly revamped army is so eager for action that it has trouble keeping the peace, and almost all of The Comedian's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Comedian's national animal is the criminal, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is nihilism.

The Comedian is ranked 18,777th in the world and 8th in Yggdrasil for Highest Drug Use, scoring 112.6 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 93rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 123rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 156thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 179thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 189thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 225thMost Avoided: 229thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 237thLargest Gambling Industry: 256thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 267thMost Armed: 272ndHighest Economic Output: 311thFattest Citizens: 409thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 441stHighest Average Incomes: 461stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 466thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 483rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 484thLargest Insurance Industry: 497thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 541stHighest Crime Rates: 558thLargest Agricultural Sector: 671stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 736thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 853rdLargest Mining Sector: 858thMost Efficient Economies: 1,008thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,264thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,604thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,625thLargest Retail Industry: 1,717thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,156thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 2,526thMost Cultured: 2,917thRudest Citizens: 3,106thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,233rdLargest Populations: 3,571stSmartest Citizens: 3,612thLargest Black Market: 9,249thTop
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Most Stationary: 13,672ndMost Subsidized Industry: 18,118thLargest Governments: 18,254thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,589thHighest Drug Use: 18,777thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,761st
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 17th in the region

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