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Rudest Citizens: 1,927thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,851stLargest Retail Industry: 6,419th
The Holy Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Pescatore Vesuvio
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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West Bassonien

Population1.769 billion

CapitalLasse Holm City
LeaderLarry Moon
FaithLa bussola Pompeij

Currencycanneloni
Animalpoison spider

The Holy Empire of West Bassonien is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Larry Moon with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.769 billion West Bassonienians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lasse Holm City. The average income tax rate is 17.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient West Bassonienian economy, worth 275 trillion cannelonis a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 155,501 cannelonis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

The nation is known abroad mostly for its Parliamentary antics, the government loves seeing the little people fight, a five-year-old and a convicted terrorist can sit alongside one another in jury service, and cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. West Bassonien's national animal is the poison spider, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is La bussola Pompeij.

West Bassonien is ranked 187,047th in the world and 1,753rd in 10000 Islands for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 45.24 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Rudest Citizens: 1,927thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 3,851stLargest Retail Industry: 6,419thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,695thLargest Mining Sector: 8,042ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,235thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,682ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,764thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,802ndMost Influential: 8,907thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 10,523rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,783rdMost Avoided: 12,213thHighest Average Incomes: 12,227thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,830thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,846thLargest Black Market: 13,492ndHighest Poor Incomes: 13,862ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,164thMost Efficient Economies: 14,489thSmartest Citizens: 17,020thHealthiest Citizens: 18,494thMost Secular: 19,123rd
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Rudest Citizens: 33rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 53rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 58th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 65th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 68th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 89th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 95th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 104th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 106th in the regionMost Avoided: 114th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 121st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 122nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 132nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 140th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 146th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 162nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 163rd in the region

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