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The Holy Empire of Bullpups

“Grow Up” Bean

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific



Population5.397 billion



The Holy Empire of Bullpups is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Bean with an iron fist, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.397 billion Bullpupsians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 41.5%.

The all-consuming Bullpupsian economy, worth 690 trillion memeses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 127,863 memeses, with the richest citizens earning 9.1 times as much as the poorest.

Claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry, the men in trenchcoats hanging around playgrounds are actually police officers, and the government keeps introducing new foreign species to combat the previous ones it has introduced. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bullpups's national animal is the Doggo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Bullpups is ranked 19,514th in the world and 531st in The East Pacific for Highest Average Incomes, with 127,863.4 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,268thMost Influential: 1,612thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 5,856thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,180thTop
Largest Black Market: 11,588thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,967thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,599thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,331stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,607thMost Secular: 17,032ndLargest Retail Industry: 17,104thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,215thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,706thHighest Drug Use: 18,311thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,593rdMost Stationary: 18,676thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19,380thHighest Average Incomes: 19,514thMost Cultured: 19,816th
Most Influential: 66th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 84th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 148th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 265th in the regionMost Stationary: 277th in the regionLargest Black Market: 311th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 350th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 368th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 371st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 383rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 389th in the regionLargest Populations: 407th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 433rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 442nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 484th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 519th in the regionMost Cultured: 521st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 522nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 531st in the regionFattest Citizens: 552nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 566th in the regionMost Secular: 570th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 583rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 610th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 627th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 639th in the regionNudest: 642nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 683rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 725th in the regionMost Developed: 734th in the regionLargest Governments: 771st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 801st in the region

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