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The 27 of ---------------------------

“The South Pacific”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Unproven

Location: the South Pacific



Population18.856 billion

LeaderBig Brother


The 27 of --------------------------- is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Big Brother with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and lack of airports. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 18.856 billion ---------------------------ians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kringalia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 70.7%.

The frighteningly efficient ---------------------------ian economy, worth a remarkable 5,777 trillion 27s a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 306,377 27s, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,978,439 per year while the poor average 19,104, a ratio of 103 to 1.

The --------------------------- Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', patriotic citizens simply tend to applaud rather than sing the nation's praises, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, and the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. ---------------------------'s national animal is the 27, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is 27.

--------------------------- is ranked 27,487th in the world and 950th in the South Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 70.74 Effective Tax Rate.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 257thLargest Insurance Industry: 412thLargest Black Market: 447thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 626thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,294thHighest Economic Output: 1,396thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,602ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,645thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,832ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,839thHighest Average Incomes: 1,855thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,978thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,046thTop
Most Armed: 2,061stLargest Gambling Industry: 2,411thLargest Mining Sector: 2,942ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,952ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,055thLowest Crime Rates: 4,095thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,554thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,171stMost Efficient Economies: 6,458thLargest Governments: 6,943rdLargest Populations: 7,409thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,663rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,341stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,531stTop
Most Devout: 10,393rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,389thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,931stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16,146thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,516thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18,627thMost Developed: 19,102ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,845thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,565th
Largest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 38th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 44th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 49th in the regionMost Armed: 51st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 51st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 52nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 53rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 54th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 59th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 63rd in the regionLargest Populations: 68th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 78th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 87th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 122nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 125th in the regionLargest Governments: 175th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 185th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 227th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 252nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 279th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 281st in the regionMost Devout: 281st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 307th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 369th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 521st in the regionMost Developed: 555th in the regionRudest Citizens: 569th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 579th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 630th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 667th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 669th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 671st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 722nd in the region

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