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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,106thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,733rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,851st
The National Catholic Kingdom of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
Family under Fatherland under God
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Bombastion

Population7.768 billion

CapitalRomito
LeaderKing Giuseppe II
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyKnickerbocker
AnimalTurkeyhawk

The National Catholic Kingdom of Bombastion is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by King Giuseppe II with an iron fist, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, ubiquitous missile silos, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.768 billion Bombastonians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Romito. The average income tax rate is 8.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Bombastonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,506 trillion Knickerbockers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 193,959 Knickerbockers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

King Giuseppe II can't hear a thing when the unwashed masses throw rocks at the new state limousine, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and international trade can be a pain to deal with. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Bombastion's national animal is the Turkeyhawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Bombastion is ranked 9,311th in the world and 80th in Europe for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 7,823.33 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,106thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,733rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,851stMost Avoided: 1,876thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,103rdFattest Citizens: 2,318thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,435thMost Influential: 2,679thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,770thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,791stLargest Retail Industry: 2,917thLargest Mining Sector: 3,100thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,240thMost Devout: 3,654thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,164thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,127thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,141stMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,477thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,837thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,103rdHighest Average Incomes: 7,372ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,474thLargest Black Market: 7,603rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,311thRudest Citizens: 10,177thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,506thMost Efficient Economies: 11,680thHighest Economic Output: 11,826thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12,201stHighest Poor Incomes: 14,147thLowest Crime Rates: 16,822ndMost Conservative: 19,679thMost Ignorant Citizens: 20,832ndLargest Governments: 23,342nd
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 13th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Avoided: 18th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 27th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 28th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 28th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 28th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 35th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionMost Devout: 42nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 45th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 46th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 56th in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 75th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 80th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 81st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 81st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 94th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 97th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 105th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 109th in the regionRudest Citizens: 118th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 118th in the regionMost Conservative: 119th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 128th in the regionMost Armed: 128th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 130th in the region

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