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The Kingdom of Bacon Land

“Arvina Et Deus”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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Bacon Land

Population2.524 billion

CapitalBaconshire
LeaderBacon Lord
FaithPIG

CurrencyBacon Slab
AnimalBacon Owl

The Kingdom of Bacon Land is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Bacon Lord with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, ubiquitous missile silos, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.524 billion Bacon Slaves are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baconshire. The average income tax rate is 69.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bacon Slave economy, worth 388 trillion Bacon Slabs 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, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. 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 impressive 154,013 Bacon Slabs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Protestors are soaking piles of Bacon Slabs in blood to make a point about government incomes, believers who wear their faith on their sleeves make easy targets in hostile areas, the government's giant servers are often used as a tourist trap, and getting an autograph has become harder than ever. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bacon Land's national animal is the Bacon Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is PIG.

Bacon Land is ranked 111,091st in the world and 4,531st in The East Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 553.22 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Top
1%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 931stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,175thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,353rdNudest: 1,528thTop
5%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,580thMost Influential: 1,759thMost Devout: 1,817thMost Armed: 2,240thLargest Black Market: 3,459thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,943rdHighest Poor Incomes: 6,052ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,570thTop
10%
Most Cultured: 9,650thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,661stHighest Average Incomes: 11,628thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,344thHighest Drug Use: 12,777thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,791stMost Subsidized Industry: 15,429th
Top
1%
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionNudest: 27th in the regionMost Armed: 35th in the regionMost Devout: 35th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Black Market: 61st in the regionTop
5%
Most Influential: 104th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 114th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 115th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 131st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 161st in the regionMost Cultured: 238th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 259th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 266th in the regionTop
10%
Most Advanced Public Education: 323rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 334th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 343rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 348th in the regionLargest Governments: 455th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 472nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 510th in the regionMost Stationary: 583rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 609th in the regionRudest Citizens: 627th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bacon Land was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Bacon Land, getting an autograph has become harder than ever.
  • : Following new legislation in Bacon Land, the government's giant servers are often used as a tourist trap.
  • : Following new legislation in Bacon Land, believers who wear their faith on their sleeves make easy targets in hostile areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Bacon Land, protestors are soaking piles of Bacon Slabs in blood to make a point about government incomes.
  • : Bacon Land was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector and Nudest and the Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Bacon Land, adult unemployment is rising as available jobs are filled by young children.
  • : Bacon Land was endorsed by The Reaving Skallywag of Commodore Badger.
  • : Bacon Land was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Bacon Land was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of RovaMittala.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 119 » Todd McCloud, A Slanted Black Stripe, United-kingdom of Britannia, Ver Norge, H-Zhena, Trimmania, Am Echad, Drunken Seal Islands, VW53Aland, Blazing Samaritan, The Sacred Whale, Freedom Fascists, Socialist Holy American Empire, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Kyrtizhan, Peryn, Roissyland, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Danesopia, Ouroboric, Broengtopia, Bachtendekuppen, Someseni, Propwash, Goodnamesarerare, Wizardonia, Fedele, Wanabe, Riveraland, Federated States of Zootron, Verketa, Airrajul, Kangarawa, Slys Paws, Lyontisia, Ribanzi, The Romanum Legio, Wiranath, Kampf Empire, Qui sequuntur somnia, New Leganes, Ravendi, Brotherland, Impia Aghte, Joundia, Tshana, AngusEssa, Galve, Bullpups, Republic of Berzerkistan, and 69 others.Dark Edgyness, British Calradia, Kublam, Marrico, Adolanta, Lanagon, Aelitia, Eagas, Elejamie, United China Nation, The Happian Union, Axdel, Thyaclinia, Davelands, Yumaka, Roliganistan, Neruch, Arkantis, Shantan, Solarfall, Ridann, The Angel of Charity, Slui, Squid Ruinosa, Indovinesia, The Holy Utopian Republic, Wansley Manor, BearStackof2015, Janoobi Jazair, Taya Dust, Guthra, Talitoa, Just Vale 2, Stellar Colonies, The Buckeye States, Pakitsk, Valdwall, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Gorbastan, Enlil, The United Asian Republics, East Malaysia, VoyKovie, Kilkire, Kingdom of Pars, ArenaC, Funkadelia, The United Neo American Union, Hizuru, Rhealaliit, Plazland, Wendelandia, Arpino, Liberstankonia, Libertanny, Dragons Blood, Escade, Marrabuk, Grossvietnam, Sheelberite, Laquara, Lerasi, Magosconity, Mossy-Oak, Stanisiti, Sans Sense, RovaMittala, and Commodore Badger.

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