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Rudest Citizens: 2,009thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,784thLargest Retail Industry: 7,514th
The Holy Empire of
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Economy
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West Bassonien

Population1.545 billion

CapitalLasse Holm City
LeaderLarry Moon
FaithLa bussola Pompeij

Currencycanneloni
Animalpoison spider

The Holy Empire of West Bassonien is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Larry Moon with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, ritual sacrifices, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 1.545 billion West Bassonienians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lasse Holm City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 13.5%.

The frighteningly efficient West Bassonienian economy, worth 234 trillion cannelonis a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 151,927 cannelonis, with the richest citizens earning 7.8 times as much as the poorest.

The government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting, the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams, and school history books often refer to Larry Moon as "that imperialist pig dog". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. West Bassonien's national animal is the poison spider, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is La bussola Pompeij.

West Bassonien is ranked 172,319th in the world and 1,890th in 10000 Islands for Most Extreme, scoring 8.97 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 2,009thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 3,784thLargest Retail Industry: 7,514thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,461stLargest Mining Sector: 8,644thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,882ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,239thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,718thTop
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Most Influential: 10,701stLargest Publishing Industry: 10,800thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,395thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,459thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,797thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,922ndHighest Average Incomes: 13,053rdLargest Black Market: 13,681stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,223rdMost Avoided: 14,959thHealthiest Citizens: 15,605thMost Efficient Economies: 16,207thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,557thLargest Insurance Industry: 17,011thSmartest Citizens: 17,968thMost Secular: 19,093rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 20,038thHighest Drug Use: 20,163rd
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Rudest Citizens: 34th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 56th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 61st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 72nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 74th in the regionLargest Black Market: 100th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 102nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 104th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 106th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 115th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 125th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 125th in the regionMost Avoided: 133rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 149th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 153rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 160th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 160th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 166th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 167th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 173rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 206th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in West Bassonien, school history books often refer to Larry Moon as "that imperialist pig dog".
  • : Following new legislation in West Bassonien, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams.
  • : Following new legislation in West Bassonien, the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market.
  • : Following new legislation in West Bassonien, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting.
  • : Following new legislation in West Bassonien, ex-royals are being greeted by a whole new set of gestures.
  • : Following new legislation in West Bassonien, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints.
  • : Following new legislation in West Bassonien, all footpaths have tollbooths.
  • : Following new legislation in West Bassonien, the wealthiest parts of the country receive the most government spending.
  • : Following new legislation in West Bassonien, being Larry Moon has been voted one of the top ten most dangerous jobs.
  • : Following new legislation in West Bassonien, holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects.

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