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Most Subsidized Industry: 252nd Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 387th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 595th
The Blood-sucking Horror of
Anarchy
Ambassador from Philosophy 115
Fearless Leader
Regional Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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The Blood-sucking Horror of Vampiric Hummingbirds is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Fearless Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, smutty television, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 16.119 billion Vampiric Hummingbirdsians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Environment, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Roost. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Vampiric Hummingbirdsian economy, worth 695 trillion gold coins a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 43,148 gold coins, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 173,892 per year while the poor average 7,155, a ratio of 24.3 to 1.

The government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in The Roost for fear of causing a fuss, all streets are privately owned toll roads, the nation's leading climatologists are investigating animal flatulence in efforts to reduce methane emissions, and it is a crime to operate a combine harvester while intoxicated. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Vampiric Hummingbirds's national animal is the hummingbird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Cult of Transylvania.

Vampiric Hummingbirds is ranked 123,001st in the world and 14th in The Atheist Empire for Fattest Citizens, with 8.13 Obesity Rate.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 252ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 387thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 595thHighest Crime Rates: 1,012thTop
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Best Weather: 1,641stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,674thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,830thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,935thRudest Citizens: 1,957thMost Armed: 2,265thMost Efficient Economies: 2,438thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3,031stMost Rebellious Youth: 3,109thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,631stMost Devout: 4,056thMost Politically Free: 4,276thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,308thLargest Populations: 5,680thMost Extreme: 5,830thNudest: 6,017thHighest Drug Use: 7,017thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,163rdMost Pro-Market: 10,798thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,894th
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the region

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