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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,647th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,652nd Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,843rd
The Kingdom of
Left-Leaning College State
Run by a fair monarch but with an elected government
King Thomas I of Burgessland
Influence
Powerbroker
Deputy Deputy Dictator for Life
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The United Isles of Burgessland

Population4.428 billion

CapitalNew Basing
LeaderKing Thomas I of Burgessland

CurrencyBurgessland Pound
AnimalImperial Shag

The Kingdom of The United Isles of Burgessland is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by King Thomas I of Burgessland with a fair hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, keen interest in outer space, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 4.428 billion bell-endish enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Basing. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.6%.

The frighteningly efficient bell-endish economy, worth 662 trillion Burgessland Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Tourism, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 149,705 Burgessland Pounds, with the richest citizens earning 6.3 times as much as the poorest.

Bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms, King Thomas I of Burgessland has a wardrobe full of fake designer suits, criminals lock themselves in their mums' basements to avoid prison, and cane fights are a common sight in nursing homes. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. The United Isles of Burgessland's national animal is the Imperial Shag, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The United Isles of Burgessland is ranked 82,345th in the world and 8th in Union of Shoddy Subaverage Republics for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 2,017.27 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,647thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,652ndTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,843rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,393rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,557thFattest Citizens: 3,810thRudest Citizens: 3,826thHighest Crime Rates: 4,212thLargest Retail Industry: 4,437thMost Armed: 5,223rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,819thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 9,155thMost Influential: 10,614thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,517thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,559thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,461stHighest Average Incomes: 12,585thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,871stMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,900thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,076thMost Efficient Economies: 14,113thLargest Black Market: 14,815thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,374thMost Developed: 15,779thMost Secular: 16,093rd
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Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the region

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