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Most Subsidized Industry: 371stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 453rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 479th
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

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

McStooley

Population12.248 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 ritual sacrifices, frequent executions, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.248 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, with Industry, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda. 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 3,549 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 3,862nd in the world and 106th in the Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 95.01 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 371stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 453rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 479thHighest Average Tax Rates: 786thLargest Governments: 842ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 862ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,026thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,158thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,210thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,417thMost Efficient Economies: 1,426thMost Devout: 1,537thLargest Black Market: 1,747thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,074thHighest Average Incomes: 2,184thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,940thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,115thHighest Economic Output: 3,185thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,335thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,370thMost Developed: 3,862ndMost Cultured: 4,617thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,694thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,762ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,137thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,186thSmartest Citizens: 7,343rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,844thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,232ndMost Inclusive: 8,567thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,703rdLargest Mining Sector: 12,043rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,560thLargest Populations: 20,003rd
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 25th in the regionLargest Black Market: 35th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 37th in the regionMost Devout: 37th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 38th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 48th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 57th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 60th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 72nd in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 88th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 92nd in the regionMost Cultured: 103rd in the regionMost Developed: 106th in the regionLargest Populations: 106th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 110th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 120th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 133rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 170th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 171st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 194th in the regionMost Inclusive: 211th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 228th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 316th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 345th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 354th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 355th in the regionMost Influential: 357th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 449th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 704th in the region

National Happenings

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  • : 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.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : McStooley was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and Largest Information Technology Sector.

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