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The Woot woot woot I feel free of Cerb

“Sunshine and happiness for everyone! yay”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: 10000 Islands

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Cerb

Population20.491 billion

Capitalthe Dawg pound
LeaderDr Cerberus T Dawg
Faith24th day Dawgist

Currencysmiley
Animalfluffy little puppy

The Woot woot woot I feel free of Cerb is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Dr Cerberus T Dawg with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 20.491 billion Cerbadeedoodahs 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 medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Law & Order, although Defense, Spirituality, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Dawg pound. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 39.7%.

The all-consuming Cerblicious economy, worth a remarkable 3,300 trillion smileys a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 161,073 smileys, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 580,385 per year while the poor average 31,965, a ratio of 18.2 to 1.

Politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental, apprentice builders get teased for wearing hard hats, blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued, and preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cerb's national animal is the fluffy little puppy, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is 24th day Dawgist.

Cerb is ranked 175,796th in the world and 1,053rd in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 445.85 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,203rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,577thFattest Citizens: 2,117thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,413thMost Devout: 2,505thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,151stLargest Black Market: 3,717thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,254thMost Influential: 4,425thHighest Economic Output: 5,088thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,581stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,940thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,240thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,362ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,584thLargest Populations: 10,315thLargest Retail Industry: 10,347thMost Armed: 11,812thHighest Average Incomes: 13,152ndLowest Crime Rates: 13,255thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,774thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,556thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,925thMost Ignorant Citizens: 22,621stLargest Governments: 23,246thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 24,771stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27,239th
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Largest Mining Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 31st in the regionMost Devout: 32nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 36th in the regionFattest Citizens: 37th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 50th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 69th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 70th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 77th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 77th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 80th in the regionLargest Populations: 101st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 102nd in the regionMost Armed: 106th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 108th in the regionMost Avoided: 114th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 132nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 132nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 133rd in the region

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