by Max Barry

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,909thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,965thFattest Citizens: 4,090th
The Grand Duchy of
Corporate Police State
Greed is good.
Influence
Power
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The South Sea Bubble

Population520 million

CapitalLondinium

Currencyblood diamond
Animalpeacock

The Grand Duchy of The South Sea Bubble is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, strictly enforced bedtime, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 520 million South Sea Bubbleans 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, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Londinium. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.6%.

The frighteningly efficient South Sea Bubblean economy, worth 69.1 trillion blood diamonds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 132,918 blood diamonds, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 848,494 per year while the poor average 8,552, a ratio of 99.2 to 1.

Competing private ambulances racing to be the first to traffic accidents are a major cause of road accidents, there's never enough space in space, military officers are given medals for disobeying orders, and drivers regularly pull over for nonexistent police cars. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. The South Sea Bubble's national animal is the peacock, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The South Sea Bubble is ranked 4,967th in the world and 1st in MTHS for Most Avoided, scoring 211.76 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,909thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,965thFattest Citizens: 4,090thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,239thLargest Mining Sector: 4,431stMost Avoided: 4,967thLargest Retail Industry: 6,477thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10,544thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,209thMost Patriotic: 12,666thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,019thLargest Insurance Industry: 13,091stTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 16,003rdLargest Gambling Industry: 17,549thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20,408thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,588thHighest Average Incomes: 20,920thMost Efficient Economies: 22,254thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24,843rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 26,143rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The South Sea Bubble, drivers regularly pull over for nonexistent police cars.
  • : Following new legislation in The South Sea Bubble, military officers are given medals for disobeying orders.
  • : Following new legislation in The South Sea Bubble, there's never enough space in space.
  • : Following new legislation in The South Sea Bubble, competing private ambulances racing to be the first to traffic accidents are a major cause of road accidents.
  • : The South Sea Bubble's influence in MTHS rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : The South Sea Bubble was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in The South Sea Bubble, South Sea Bubblean athletes are close to breaking the 2 minute mile and the 16 meter long jump.
  • : Following new legislation in The South Sea Bubble, peacock populations thrive as dogs are slaughtered in the millions.
  • : Following new legislation in The South Sea Bubble, home education can sometimes be a load of bullocks.
  • : Following new legislation in The South Sea Bubble, the nation's interest in space is at an all-time high while interest in saving the planet is at an all-time low.

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