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The Kingdom of Butthurtius

“Visit our Salt Factory!”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Butthurtius

Population9.087 billion

CapitalBergoton
LeaderLord Butthurt

CurrencyRagola
AnimalChicken

The Kingdom of Butthurtius is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lord Butthurt with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 9.087 billion Butthurtiusians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bergoton. The average income tax rate is 52.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Butthurtiusian economy, worth a remarkable 1,142 trillion Ragolas a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 125,718 Ragolas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Pharmacists increasingly claim they are morally obligated to take long lunches, the only thing that can pin down a "superhero" is red tape, the number of judges has tripled in recent months, and anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Butthurtius's national animal is the Chicken, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Butthurtius is ranked 188,817th in the world and 8,232nd in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 6.85 Obesity Rate.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 760thMost Influential: 1,138thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 4,672ndMost Cultured: 7,422ndHealthiest Citizens: 9,331stMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,360thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,898thMost Stationary: 9,901stMost Developed: 10,209thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 11,163rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,363rdBest Weather: 12,507thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,575thSmartest Citizens: 12,975thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,544thHighest Economic Output: 14,676thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,700thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,890thSafest: 16,247thLargest Retail Industry: 16,641stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,730thRudest Citizens: 20,188thHighest Average Incomes: 20,224thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,264thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,717thMost Efficient Economies: 20,756th
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Most Stationary: 207th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 224th in the regionMost Cultured: 378th in the regionMost Influential: 447th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 468th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 519th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 523rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 527th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 529th in the regionLargest Populations: 532nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 561st in the regionMost Developed: 603rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 635th in the regionBest Weather: 646th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 649th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 663rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 708th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 816th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 831st in the regionNudest: 841st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 846th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 847th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 848th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 854th in the regionSafest: 865th in the region

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