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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 98thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 113th
The Grumpy Old Sage of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
She Stoops to Conquer
Septimius Severus
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Mediobogdum

Population14.57 billion

CapitalGariannonum
LeaderSeptimius Severus
FaithVioletism

CurrencyDenari
AnimalEagle

The Grumpy Old Sage of Mediobogdum is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Septimius Severus with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, zero percent divorce rate, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.57 billion Mediobogdumians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gariannonum. The average income tax rate is 71.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mediobogdumian economy, worth a remarkable 3,532 trillion Denaris 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Pizza Delivery, Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. 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 242,469 Denaris, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's soldiers are considered the best-dressed in the West Pacific, passwords to nuclear codes must now contain upper and lower case characters, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament, and billions of Denaris are spent to take high-quality photos of the Eagle Nebula. Crime is well under control, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mediobogdum's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Violetism.

Mediobogdum is ranked 1,130th in the world and 6th in the West Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 66,793 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 98thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 113thMost Valuable International Artwork: 162ndLargest Black Market: 443rdMost Devout: 596thMost Influential: 1,130thFattest Citizens: 1,178thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,481stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,511thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,640thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1,990thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,494thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,629thHighest Economic Output: 3,004thHighest Average Incomes: 3,566thMost Efficient Economies: 3,844thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,042ndMost Cultured: 4,192ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,210thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,063rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,430thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,281stBest Weather: 8,731stTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,974thLargest Governments: 12,058thLargest Populations: 12,788thMost Authoritarian: 14,198thRudest Citizens: 14,911thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,377thHighest Disposable Incomes: 15,983rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,010thLargest Retail Industry: 16,863rd
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionFattest Citizens: 22nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 35th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 35th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 39th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 41st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 42nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 47th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 54th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 75th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 78th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 89th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 99th in the regionLargest Populations: 101st in the regionMost Cultured: 104th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 130th in the regionBest Weather: 213th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 226th in the regionLargest Governments: 239th in the regionRudest Citizens: 282nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 344th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 357th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 407th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 439th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 490th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 492nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 550th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 611th in the regionMost Stationary: 613th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 694th in the region

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