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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,798th Most Corrupt Governments: 2,743rd Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,889th
The Military Junta of
Father Knows Best State
Long may we reign
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The Fascist Waffle Empire

Population3.354 billion

CapitalBrussels-Antwerpen
LeaderField Marshall Baudoin Leopold
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyWaffle
AnimalGolden eagle

The Military Junta of The Fascist Waffle Empire is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Field Marshall Baudoin Leopold with an iron fist, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 3.354 billion Waffles 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 Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Brussels-Antwerpen. The average income tax rate is 73.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Waffle economy, worth 796 trillion Waffles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 237,344 Waffles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

It's usual for grandparents to stay in the family home with their descendants but younger children are often frightened of them, Waffle housewives become unusually flustered when thinking about Field Marshall Baudoin Leopold, it's always rabbit season, and children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Fascist Waffle Empire's national animal is the Golden eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Catholicism.

The Fascist Waffle Empire is ranked 83,836th in the world and 311th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Most Pro-Market, scoring 47.11 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,798thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,743rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,889thLargest Black Market: 3,132ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,271stHighest Average Incomes: 3,433rdHighest Poor Incomes: 3,611thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,795thLargest Retail Industry: 4,001stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,594thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,438thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,785thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,633rdMost Devout: 6,724thMost Developed: 6,934thLargest Governments: 7,408thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,746thSmartest Citizens: 8,062ndTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 8,687thMost Efficient Economies: 9,527thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,795thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,823rdMost Beautiful Environments: 9,993rdLongest Average Lifespans: 11,012thMost Influential: 11,048thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,557thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,825thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,627thMost Cultured: 13,125thRudest Citizens: 14,981stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,436thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,097th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 24th in the regionMost Developed: 30th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 33rd in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 37th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 39th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 39th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 42nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 42nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 42nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Inclusive: 49th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 51st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 51st in the regionLargest Black Market: 52nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 55th in the regionRudest Citizens: 56th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 57th in the regionMost Cultured: 61st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 65th in the region

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