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The Holy Empire of Bullpups

“Grow Up” Bean

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific



Population5.827 billion



The Holy Empire of Bullpups is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Bean with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.827 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. The average income tax rate is 51.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Bullpupsian economy, worth 698 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. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 119,943 memeses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 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 176,142nd in the world and 7,374th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 1.91 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,610thMost Influential: 1,671stTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 7,913thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,931stTop
Largest Black Market: 12,141stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,001stMost Secular: 17,440thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,854thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,958thMost Stationary: 17,981stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,991stMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,428thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,569thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,488thMost Cultured: 19,828thHighest Drug Use: 20,633rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,966thSmartest Citizens: 20,988thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,609thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,728th
Most Influential: 68th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 78th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 264th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 279th in the regionLargest Black Market: 326th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 345th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 355th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 368th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 374th in the regionLargest Populations: 383rd in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 451st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 454th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 531st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 537th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 541st in the regionMost Cultured: 546th in the regionFattest Citizens: 568th in the regionMost Secular: 590th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 592nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 600th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 635th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 636th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 670th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 672nd in the regionNudest: 692nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 694th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 706th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 755th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 763rd in the regionMost Developed: 809th in the regionLargest Governments: 823rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 828th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bullpups was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Bullpups was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Bullpups was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Bullpups was endorsed by The Republic of Oerkar.
  • : Bullpups was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Bullpups was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Yelkinam.
  • : Bullpups was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Bullpups was endorsed by The Most Loyal Catholic Union of Castle Federation.
  • : Bullpups voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Evil Wolf"".
  • : Bullpups voted for the World Assembly Resolution "GMO International Trade Accord".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 140 » A Slanted Black Stripe, Galve, Unger under over, Adavan, Freedom Fascists, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Axdel, Goodnamesarerare, Kangarawa, Am Echad, Brotherland, Adolanta, H-Zhena, Elejamie, Bytes, Dragonia, Davinhia, Drunken Seal Islands, Euricanis, New Birblands, Dark Edgyness, Biggstonia, Federated States of Zootron, Endertopias, ReeK, CopyCato, Wiranath, Mastariere, Socialist Holy American Empire, Hizuru, Kelsyth, Aeljae, British Calradia, Blobbo, Rhealaliit, Ridann, Republic of Berzerkistan, VW53Aland, Neruch, Osterreich und Ungarn, Imperial Akatsuki, Roliganistan, Lanagon, Pakitsk, Talitoa, The Almighty Country, Tshana, Trimmania, Kucia, Headpat Central, and 90 others.Impia Aghte, United China Nation, The Empire of Rijelv, Urimel, Kaigi, The Underwood Industrial Empire, Mundiferrum, Wizardonia, Enlil, Joundia, Riveraland, Our Gods, Constructbegin, Broengtopia, BearStackof2015, The United Asian Republics, The Buckeye States, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Kilkire, The United Neo American Union, Plazland, Liberstankonia, Libertanny, Dragons Blood, Dreamersistan, Chria Deau, Aklevin, Barfleur, Ayaupia, Abtracnt, Cameronia Excellentia, Chubaka, Grossvietnam, La xinga, Servants of Gizmo, Matdor, Firenation91, Marrabuk, The Militarius Imperium, The Solar Ottomans, Amjedia, Squid Ruinosa, The Death Syndicate, Evrigenis, Rainbow Vests, Merlovich, The New Wisconsin Empire, Zukchiva, Ad Honorem Dei, Republic of New India, Tretrid, Schrebia, Freedomindia, The Eternal Land of Jong, Azureano, Lingu, Todd McCloud, Greater New Cassandra, Ripsylvania, Rohanland, BuciLand, Staynes, The Three States of Fortuna, FreedomIand, Roissyland, Mays Austrian Nation, Khadah, Quinto Piano, Raunch, Warren democracy, Distro-Spartica, Sovietsoyuz, Arkalarius, A mean old man, East Malaysia, Santa Dystopia, Newoak, Chriona, Survivoristan, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Stellar Colonies, Technocratic Tagalog, Ephem, Modra, New Leganes, Oofery, Horn of Havenkaap, Castle Federation, Yelkinam, and Oerkar.

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