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Most Ignorant Citizens: 235thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 344thFattest Citizens: 354th
The Apathetic Hegemony of
Corporate Police State
On a scale from 1 to 10, we are at least a negative 4
President Camacho
Influence
Duckspeaker
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Peoples Republic of Baschland

Population5.825 billion

CapitalRapture
LeaderPresident Camacho
FaithThe Custom of NaCl

CurrencyBrawndo
AnimalHooker

The Apathetic Hegemony of The Peoples Republic of Baschland is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by President Camacho with an iron fist, and renowned for its triple-decker prams, ubiquitous missile silos, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.825 billion Baschlandians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Spirituality, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rapture. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Baschlandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,518 trillion Brawndoes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 260,769 Brawndoes, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,977,949 per year while the poor average 9,600, a ratio of 206 to 1.

Parents often ask to see a credit report before lending money to their own children, the nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations, sneezing pedestrians are grabbed by alley-lurking doctors, and the military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists. Crime is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Peoples Republic of Baschland's national animal is the Hooker, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Custom of NaCl.

The Peoples Republic of Baschland is ranked 204,294th in the world and 110th in The Alliance of Dictators for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 1.53 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 235thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 344thFattest Citizens: 354thMost Devout: 389thMost Avoided: 443rdMost Corrupt Governments: 524thLargest Retail Industry: 524thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 626thLargest Gambling Industry: 655thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 670thMost Primitive: 844thHighest Disposable Incomes: 972ndMost Armed: 1,028thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,035thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,059thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,108thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,160thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,223rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,309thLargest Mining Sector: 1,543rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,843rdRudest Citizens: 1,941stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,057thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,391stHighest Crime Rates: 2,431stLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,457thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,776thHighest Average Incomes: 3,023rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,062ndMost Influential: 5,687thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,634thLargest Black Market: 9,053rdMost Conservative: 9,765thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,531stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,840thLargest Governments: 17,900thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18,255thMost Stationary: 18,787th
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Highest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the region

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