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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,543rdMost Influential: 1,686thLargest Insurance Industry: 8,030th
The Holy Empire of
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Population5.87 billion



The Holy Empire of Bullpups is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Bean with an iron fist, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, compulsory military service, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.87 billion Bullpupsians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 51.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Bullpupsian economy, worth 704 trillion memeses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 119,978 memeses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry, the men in trenchcoats hanging around playgrounds are actually police officers, and the government keeps introducing new foreign species to combat the previous ones it has introduced. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bullpups's national animal is the Doggo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Bullpups is ranked 79,103rd in the world and 3,314th in The East Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 269.41 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,543rdMost Influential: 1,686thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 8,030thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,086thTop
Largest Black Market: 12,225thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,158thMost Secular: 17,543rdMost Stationary: 17,913thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,922ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,095thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,218thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,524thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,647thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,500thMost Cultured: 19,855thHighest Drug Use: 20,902ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,986thSmartest Citizens: 21,038thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,670thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,689thLargest Retail Industry: 22,583rd
Most Influential: 69th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 78th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 262nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 266th in the regionLargest Black Market: 327th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 335th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 350th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 360th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 376th in the regionLargest Populations: 382nd in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 467th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 470th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 530th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 541st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 543rd in the regionMost Cultured: 544th in the regionFattest Citizens: 560th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 596th in the regionMost Secular: 599th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 601st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 626th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 643rd in the regionNudest: 650th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 667th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 669th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 697th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 725th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 767th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 804th in the regionMost Developed: 809th in the regionLargest Governments: 829th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 835th in the region

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