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Most Ignorant Citizens: 10thMost Corrupt Governments: 15thLargest Mining Sector: 15th
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The Goggles

Population21.238 billion

CapitalLamuella
LeaderWonko the Sane
FaithSaneism

CurrencyTriganic Pu
AnimalBugblatter Beast

The Confederacy of The Goggles is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Wonko the Sane with an iron fist, and notable for its fear of technology, lack of airports, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 21.238 billion Gogglesians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Spirituality are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lamuella. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Gogglesian economy, worth an astonishing 12,822 trillion Triganic Pus a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is a breathtaking 603,759 Triganic Pus, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,476,034 per year while the poor average 50,263, a ratio of 69.2 to 1.

The country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, the Great Gogglesian Desert is reputedly the most uninhabitable place in the region, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, and The Goggles is suspiciously populated compared to its neighbors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. The Goggles's national animal is the Bugblatter Beast, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Saneism.

The Goggles is ranked 241,696th in the world and 2nd in The New Old South for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring -85.56 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 10thMost Corrupt Governments: 15thLargest Mining Sector: 15thMost Devout: 15thMost Primitive: 22ndMost Avoided: 26thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 28thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 50thHighest Disposable Incomes: 56thLargest Agricultural Sector: 57thLargest Insurance Industry: 59thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 69thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 82ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 106thFattest Citizens: 111thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 125thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 137thHighest Average Incomes: 146thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 153rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 198thLowest Crime Rates: 234thLargest Retail Industry: 241stHighest Economic Output: 259thMost Efficient Economies: 317thLargest Governments: 1,210thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,507thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,530thLargest Black Market: 1,932ndRudest Citizens: 1,986thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,091stTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,420thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,567thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,356thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,527thMost Stationary: 5,732ndLargest Populations: 6,249thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,929thMost Influential: 10,473rdTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 14,245thMost Conservative: 16,169thMost Authoritarian: 16,771stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,783rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22,891st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, The Goggles is suspiciously populated compared to its neighbors.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, the Great Gogglesian Desert is reputedly the most uninhabitable place in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, the nation's once beautiful countryside has turned brown as farmers spray potent pesticides.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, poets and writers are regularly rounded up and shot for entertainment.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow.
  • : The Goggles was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, the populace has developed a mortal fear of the woods.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, bouncers at the door of the sweet shop warn five-year-olds not to cause trouble.

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