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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22nd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 166th Largest Publishing Industry: 216th
The It of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
You'll float, too
Pennywise
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Blazing Samaritan

Population23.948 billion

CapitalDerry
LeaderPennywise
FaithDemonology

CurrencyBalloon
AnimalDemonic clown

The It of Blazing Samaritan is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Pennywise with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, complete lack of prisons, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 23.948 billion Blazing Samaritanites are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Derry. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Blazing Samaritanian economy, worth a remarkable 5,417 trillion Balloons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 226,218 Balloons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Drawing men's naughty bits isn't considered to be art, judicial torture is outsourced overseas, disadvantaged neighbourhoods have become no-go areas after sundown, and Pennywise's told that love often manifests itself through homicidal four-lettered litanies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Blazing Samaritan's national animal is the Demonic clown, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Demonology.

Blazing Samaritan is ranked 158,565th in the world and 5,746th in The East Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -21.69 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 166thLargest Publishing Industry: 216thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 376thMost Devout: 516thMost Stationary: 529thMost Cultured: 749thLargest Mining Sector: 753rdMost Corrupt Governments: 855thMost Beautiful Environments: 911thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,169thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,235thHighest Economic Output: 1,239thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,297thLargest Black Market: 1,385thRudest Citizens: 1,441stMost Influential: 1,518thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,701stSmartest Citizens: 2,083rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,189thMost Developed: 2,248thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,656thLargest Populations: 3,319thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,759thHighest Average Incomes: 3,872ndNudest: 4,144thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,907thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,698thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 8,399thLowest Crime Rates: 12,113thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,723rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,075thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,287th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionMost Devout: 16th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 19th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 22nd in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 24th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 26th in the regionRudest Citizens: 32nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 54th in the regionMost Developed: 58th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Influential: 65th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 75th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 87th in the regionNudest: 92nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 96th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 141st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 156th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 235th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 296th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 310th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 363rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 383rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 464th in the regionLargest Governments: 520th in the region

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