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Most Ignorant Citizens: 68thMost Devout: 96thMost Primitive: 119th
The Hotdog-craving birb of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
Ack? Ack!
Steven Seagulls
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
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Seagull

Population6.482 billion

CapitalAckopolis
LeaderSteven Seagulls
FaithThe Cult of Hotdog

Currencystolen hotdog
AnimalSeagull

The Hotdog-craving birb of Seagull is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Steven Seagulls with an iron fist, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, triple-decker prams, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.482 billion Seagulls 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 minute, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Spirituality, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ackopolis. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Seagulls economy, worth a remarkable 1,785 trillion stolen hotdogs a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 275,460 stolen hotdogs, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,548,593 per year while the poor average 2,881, a ratio of 884 to 1.

It isn't only obsequious grandees who produce a lot of manure at state occasions, recognised healthcare professionals treat diabetes with a grain of sugar in a barrel of water, orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step, and every fourth child is born with flippers instead of hands. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Seagull's national animal is the Seagull, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Cult of Hotdog.

Seagull is ranked 59,767th in the world and 101st in Forest for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 3,311.54 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 68thMost Devout: 96thMost Primitive: 119thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 161stFattest Citizens: 174thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 197thLargest Gambling Industry: 251stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 254thLargest Retail Industry: 266thMost Avoided: 266thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 281stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 323rdMost Armed: 355thHighest Crime Rates: 362ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 506thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 521stMost Corrupt Governments: 571stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 628thHighest Disposable Incomes: 806thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 859thRudest Citizens: 881stLargest Insurance Industry: 885thLargest Mining Sector: 908thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,377thMost Efficient Economies: 1,540thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,582ndMost Influential: 3,070thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,484thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,550thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,756thHighest Economic Output: 8,770thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,616thTop
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Most Stationary: 16,787thLargest Black Market: 19,037thLargest Governments: 20,643rdMost Pro-Market: 21,857th
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionMost Primitive: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 16th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Seagull was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Seagull, every fourth child is born with flippers instead of hands.
  • : Following new legislation in Seagull, orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step.
  • : Following new legislation in Seagull, recognised healthcare professionals treat diabetes with a grain of sugar in a barrel of water.
  • : Following new legislation in Seagull, it isn't only obsequious grandees who produce a lot of manure at state occasions.
  • : Following new legislation in Seagull, citizens compete to guess the time between the royal lady's contractions.
  • : Following new legislation in Seagull, practically perfect royal toddlers tend to say "regrettably not at this juncture" rather than "no".
  • : Following new legislation in Seagull, inheritance tax has recently been abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Seagull, holiday-makers leave on the same clandestine boats that illegal immigrants arrive in.
  • : Following new legislation in Seagull, heartwarming sentiments are even hotter now.

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