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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 910th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,123rd Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,317th
The Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Arvina Et Deus
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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Bacon Land

Population1.977 billion

CapitalBaconshire
LeaderBacon Lord
FaithPIG

CurrencyBacon Slab
AnimalBacon Owl

The Kingdom of Bacon Land is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Bacon Lord with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, disturbing lack of elderly people, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.977 billion Bacon Slaves are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baconshire. The average income tax rate is 66.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Bacon Slave economy, worth 294 trillion Bacon Slabs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 149,077 Bacon Slabs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens no longer take selfies with their dead relatives at funerals, dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new, and Bacon Slave watches list strained wrists as a common side effect. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bacon Land's national animal is the Bacon Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is PIG.

Bacon Land is ranked 28,101st in the world and 778th in The East Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 68.7 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 910thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,123rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,317thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,337thTop
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Nudest: 1,686thMost Influential: 1,702ndMost Devout: 1,894thMost Armed: 2,093rdLargest Black Market: 4,048thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,601stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,771stMost Corrupt Governments: 7,312thTop
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Most Cultured: 10,109thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,383rdHighest Average Incomes: 12,677thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,762ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,796th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 30th in the regionNudest: 33rd in the regionMost Armed: 33rd in the regionMost Devout: 43rd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 70th in the regionMost Influential: 84th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 127th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 153rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 186th in the regionMost Cultured: 256th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 287th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 293rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 370th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 383rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 394th in the regionLargest Governments: 542nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 573rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 123 » Todd McCloud, A Slanted Black Stripe, United-kingdom of Britannia, Ver Norge, H-Zhena, Astris Lespace, Trimmania, Am Echad, Drunken Seal Islands, Servants of Gizmo, VW53Aland, Blazing Samaritan, The Sacred Whale, Freedom Fascists, Socialist Holy American Empire, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Kyrtizhan, Peryn, Roissyland, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Danesopia, Ouroboric, Broengtopia, Bachtendekuppen, Someseni, Propwash, Goodnamesarerare, Wizardonia, Fedele, Splena, Wanabe, Riveraland, Federated States of Zootron, Verketa, Airrajul, Kangarawa, Slys Paws, Lyontisia, Ribanzi, The Romanum Legio, Ciggie Smallistan, Wiranath, Kampf Empire, Qui sequuntur somnia, New Leganes, Ravendi, Brotherland, Federal Unity, Impia Aghte, Joundia, and 73 others.Tshana, AngusEssa, Galve, Bullpups, Republic of Berzerkistan, Dark Edgyness, British Calradia, Kublam, Marrico, Adolanta, Lanagon, Merlovich, Aelitia, Eagas, Elejamie, United China Nation, The Happian Union, Axdel, Tim Stark, Thyaclinia, Davelands, Yumaka, Roliganistan, Neruch, Arkantis, Shantan, Solarfall, Ridann, The Angel of Charity, Slui, Squid Ruinosa, Indovinesia, The Holy Utopian Republic, Wansley Manor, Tigerion, BearStackof2015, Janoobi Jazair, Taya Dust, Guthra, Talitoa, Just Vale 2, Stellar Colonies, The Buckeye States, Pakitsk, Valdwall, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Restoration of Eastern Kaiserreich, TheRuthenians, Gorbastan, Enlil, Astroa, Sadinata, Zukchiva, The United Asian Republics, Superior Indonesia, East Malaysia, VoyKovie, Kilkire, Kingdom of Pars, Aleister, Opossum Slayer, ArenaC, Funkadelia, Greater Felter, The United Neo American Union, Hizuru, Rhealaliit, Plazland, Danelaw Scandinavia, Wendelandia, Arpino, and Liberstankonia.

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