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Most Subsidized Industry: 398thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 444thMost Advanced Public Transport: 480th
The The Grand Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Drink & Drink & Drink & Drink & Drink & Drink & Fight!
His Grand Holiness
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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McStooley

Population12.722 billion

CapitalWinking Skeever
LeaderHis Grand Holiness
FaithBarhopping

CurrencyBronzed Bottle Cap
AnimalBar Stool

The The Grand Holy Empire of McStooley is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by His Grand Holiness with an iron fist, and notable for its state-planned economy, smutty television, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.722 billion Drunkards are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Healthcare are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winking Skeever. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Drunkard economy, worth a remarkable 3,686 trillion Bronzed Bottle Caps 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 a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. 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 amazing 289,792 Bronzed Bottle Caps, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast, and bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. McStooley's national animal is the Bar Stool, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Barhopping.

McStooley is ranked 444th in the world and 3rd in the Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 6,537.19 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 398thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 444thMost Advanced Public Transport: 480thHighest Average Tax Rates: 805thLargest Governments: 875thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 888thLowest Crime Rates: 1,053rdLargest Welfare Programs: 1,170thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,253rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,459thMost Efficient Economies: 1,465thMost Devout: 1,560thLargest Black Market: 1,811thHighest Average Incomes: 2,218thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,365thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,985thHighest Economic Output: 3,138thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,180thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,354thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,538thMost Developed: 3,879thMost Cultured: 4,607thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,874thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,166thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,351stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,597thSmartest Citizens: 7,329thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,475thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,686thMost Inclusive: 8,778thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,847thLargest Mining Sector: 13,026thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,298thLargest Populations: 19,425thMost Influential: 21,499th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 21st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22nd in the regionLargest Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 27th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 30th in the regionMost Devout: 34th in the regionLargest Black Market: 34th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 37th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 37th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 47th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 64th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 66th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 74th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 82nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 94th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 100th in the regionLargest Populations: 106th in the regionMost Cultured: 107th in the regionMost Developed: 108th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 110th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 119th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 175th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 176th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 179th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 183rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 225th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 273rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 275th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 285th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 347th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 385th in the regionMost Stationary: 400th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 659th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 662nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 671st in the region

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  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes and the Top 10% for Most Influential.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes and Highest Poor Incomes and the Top 5% for Highest Wealthy Incomes and Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, the Top 5% for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, and the Top 10% for Most Influential and Largest Populations.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.

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