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The Republic of Bai Lung

“Three Principles of the People”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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Bai Lung

Population29.694 billion

CapitalPyongjing
LeaderLin Zhang

CurrencyBai Lungese Dollar
AnimalTiger Pig and Man

The Republic of Bai Lung is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Lin Zhang with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 29.694 billion Bai Lungeses 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pyongjing. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Bai Lungian economy, worth an astonishing 12,881 trillion Bai Lungese Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Automobile Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 433,801 Bai Lungese Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,917,706 per year while the poor average 61,389, a ratio of 31.2 to 1.

The country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, a survey of the nation's rivers and children has shown that pesticide levels are at an all-time regional high, in a fit of passion Lin Zhang has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions, and organ donation is compulsory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Bai Lung's national animal is the Tiger Pig and Man, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Bai Lung is ranked 1,343rd in the world and 25th in The East Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 27,012.67 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 61stLargest Mining Sector: 98thLargest Insurance Industry: 110thFattest Citizens: 112thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 119thMost Avoided: 142ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 168thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 176thHighest Disposable Incomes: 177thHighest Economic Output: 188thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 279thLowest Crime Rates: 387thHighest Average Incomes: 417thLargest Agricultural Sector: 592ndMost Corrupt Governments: 637thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 685thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 688thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 770thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 836thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 853rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 916thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 921stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,199thLargest Retail Industry: 1,343rdMost Stationary: 1,446thTop
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Most Influential: 1,596thMost Efficient Economies: 1,697thLargest Populations: 1,740thLargest Governments: 2,040thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,397thRudest Citizens: 4,041stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,243rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,596thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,678thLargest Black Market: 7,254thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 7,876thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,006thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,554thSmartest Citizens: 9,447thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,160thSafest: 10,919thLargest Gambling Industry: 15,396th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 19th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 25th in the regionMost Stationary: 31st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 38th in the regionLargest Governments: 40th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 84th in the regionRudest Citizens: 94th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 95th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 102nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 103rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 113th in the regionLargest Black Market: 113th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 187th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 211th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 214th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 235th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 244th in the regionTop
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Safest: 335th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 459th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 510th in the region

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