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Highest Poor Incomes: 1,070thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,166thLargest Retail Industry: 1,525th
The Rogue Nation of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
my Master
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The Isle of Burgrass

Population3.994 billion

CapitalDevil's Grove
Leadermy Master


The Rogue Nation of The Isle of Burgrass is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by my Master with an even hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, infamous sell-swords, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 3.994 billion Burgrassians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Devil's Grove. The average income tax rate is 66.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Burgrassian economy, worth a remarkable 1,010 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Retail, Book Publishing, and Tourism. 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 252,972 Chips, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The most common psychiatric diagnosis is to 'stop whining and grow up', flash floods that dams could have controlled regularly ravage small towns in mountain valleys, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away, and breaking rocks in the hot sun now involves using your head. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Isle of Burgrass's national animal is the Cockroach, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Patriotism.

The Isle of Burgrass is ranked 180,146th in the world and 5,045th in the West Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -76.11 on the Rand Index.

Highest Poor Incomes: 1,070thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,166thLargest Retail Industry: 1,525thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,765thMost Armed: 1,779thLargest Black Market: 1,848thTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,085thHighest Crime Rates: 2,103rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,191stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,428thHighest Average Incomes: 3,267thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,009thMost Influential: 4,448thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,545thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,688thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,007thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,160thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,632ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,245thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,023rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,101stMost Corrupt Governments: 7,205thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,531stMost Subsidized Industry: 7,784thSmartest Citizens: 8,415thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,863rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,552ndTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,760thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,378thMost Secular: 11,759thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,651stMost Efficient Economies: 12,729thMost Developed: 13,653rdMost Cultured: 14,578thLargest Governments: 15,216thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,596thHighest Economic Output: 16,602nd
Largest Insurance Industry: 20th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 24th in the regionLargest Black Market: 39th in the regionMost Armed: 39th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 41st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 52nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 52nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 56th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 70th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 75th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 76th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 87th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 95th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 102nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 123rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 126th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 128th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 128th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 128th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 130th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 171st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 174th in the regionMost Influential: 176th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 190th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 193rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 206th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 223rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 238th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 239th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 257th in the regionLargest Governments: 295th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 319th in the regionMost Cultured: 329th in the regionMost Secular: 337th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 340th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 348th in the regionNudest: 378th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 425th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 464th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 469th in the regionLargest Populations: 497th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 547th in the regionMost Inclusive: 592nd in the regionMost Stationary: 596th in the region

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