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The Republic of Fifteen Bagger

“We Will Endure”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Nipper

Location: the Rejected Realms

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Fifteen Bagger

Population1.696 billion

Currencymark
Animaldolphin

The Republic of Fifteen Bagger is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, public floggings, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 1.696 billion Fifteen Baggerians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 38.9%.

The strong Fifteen Baggerian economy, worth 90.3 trillion marks a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Gambling, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 53,227 marks, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

Elderly prisoners with severe dementia are reminded hourly that they are evil people by helpful nurse-wardens, victims of crime are viewed as less trustworthy than politicians, tax assessment offices double as polling stations, and Leader is too busy listening to praise to get any work done. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fifteen Bagger's national animal is the dolphin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Fifteen Bagger is ranked 161,707th in the world and 3,948th in the Rejected Realms for Most Extreme, scoring 10.61 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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5%
Most Armed: 7,850thFattest Citizens: 10,386th
Top
5%
Most Armed: 199th in the regionFattest Citizens: 244th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Fifteen Bagger, Leader is too busy listening to praise to get any work done.
  • : Following new legislation in Fifteen Bagger, tax assessment offices double as polling stations.
  • : Following new legislation in Fifteen Bagger, victims of crime are viewed as less trustworthy than politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Fifteen Bagger, elderly prisoners with severe dementia are reminded hourly that they are evil people by helpful nurse-wardens.
  • : Following new legislation in Fifteen Bagger, Fifteen Bagger City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Fifteen Bagger, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school.
  • : Following new legislation in Fifteen Bagger, all children's clothes come in only cream and off-white to prevent offense.
  • : Following new legislation in Fifteen Bagger, curtailed social programs have left many citizens bereft of any safety net.
  • : Following new legislation in Fifteen Bagger, prisoners have been known to host cooking and home décor television shows.
  • : Following new legislation in Fifteen Bagger, the Fifteen Baggerian war navy contains an oddly large number of luxury yachts and cruise liners.

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