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The Republic of Bai Lung

“Three Principles of the People”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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Bai Lung

Population31.646 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 renowned for its frequent executions, anti-smoking policies, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 31.646 billion Bai Lungeses are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The tiny, corrupt, 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 14,073 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. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 444,707 Bai Lungese Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

Phone taps are frequently carried out by the police, 'Mountain Doobie' is widely regarded as the nation's favourite drink, employers may fire workers without giving any reason, and senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour. 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 1,050th in the world and 36th in The East Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 10,760.68 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 66thLargest Mining Sector: 95thLargest Insurance Industry: 110thFattest Citizens: 131stMost Avoided: 151stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 167thHighest Disposable Incomes: 175thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 177thHighest Economic Output: 186thLargest Agricultural Sector: 209thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 294thMost Efficient Economies: 349thLowest Crime Rates: 403rdHighest Average Incomes: 478thMost Corrupt Governments: 740thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 751stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 799thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 923rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 932ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 935thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 964thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,050thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,217thMost Stationary: 1,350thLargest Retail Industry: 1,660thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,693rdLargest Populations: 1,697thMost Influential: 1,720thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,892ndTop
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Largest Governments: 2,077thMost Armed: 2,149thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,295thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,203rdRudest Citizens: 3,907thLargest Black Market: 3,977thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,467thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,872ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,046thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,452ndSmartest Citizens: 9,056thSafest: 9,294thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,533rdTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 18,008th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 12th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 26th in the regionMost Stationary: 26th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 30th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 36th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 43rd in the regionMost Armed: 52nd in the regionLargest Governments: 53rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 65th in the regionMost Influential: 80th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 87th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 92nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 100th in the regionRudest Citizens: 106th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 125th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 155th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 213th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 219th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 245th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 283rd in the regionSafest: 309th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 515th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 725th in the region

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