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Largest Retail Industry: 1,142nd Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,692nd Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,712th
The Hash-Slinging Slasher of
Compulsory Consumerist State Consumerist Wage Drones
:GWPingSock:
Big Bob
Influence
Minnow
Minister of Defense
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Bobberino

Population2.336 billion

CapitalMinas Tirith
LeaderBig Bob
FaithRoman Catholicism

Currencymeme
AnimalPing

The Hash-Slinging Slasher of Bobberino is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Big Bob with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 2.336 billion Bobberinoans are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Minas Tirith. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.7%.

The frighteningly efficient annoying economy, worth 371 trillion memes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 159,053 memes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 717,348 per year while the poor average 21,717, a ratio of 33.0 to 1.

Citizens often pray for divine guidance in supermarkets, cities are engulfed by smog, the clergy of Roman Catholicism remains a single-sex institution, and friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bobberino's national animal is the Ping, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Bobberino is ranked 27,701st in the world and 1,177th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 4,370.64 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Largest Retail Industry: 1,142ndTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,692ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,712thMost Avoided: 3,229thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,299thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,569thFattest Citizens: 4,032ndMost Influential: 5,968thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,284thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,477thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,492ndLargest Mining Sector: 7,212thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,310thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,764thTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 9,929thMost Efficient Economies: 10,164thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,293rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,369thHighest Average Incomes: 11,014thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,464thMost Devout: 13,535thLargest Insurance Industry: 14,332ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,655thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 15,555thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,184thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,551stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,904th
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Largest Retail Industry: 54th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 94th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 106th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 113th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 114th in the regionFattest Citizens: 119th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 237th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 251st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 252nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 286th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 299th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 357th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 392nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 402nd in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 490th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 511th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 549th in the regionLargest Black Market: 575th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 588th in the regionMost Devout: 612th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 681st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 732nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 765th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 775th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 782nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 828th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 844th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 898th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 961st in the region

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