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The Kingdom of Great Bumland

“Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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Great Bumland

Population868 million

CapitalGreat Bumland City

CurrencyPound
AnimalCorgi

The Kingdom of Great Bumland is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-working, democratic population of 868 million Great Bumlandians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Great Bumland City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 23.5%.

The strong Great Bumlandian economy, worth 62.0 trillion Pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Cheese Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 71,429 Pounds, with the richest citizens earning 7.4 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's armed forces are recruiting thousands to help colonise Brasilistan, it's a hard-knock life for the orphans doing factory work for a pittance, Leader has been known to threaten dissenting citizens with a machine gun at press conferences, and the WhoTube comments section has gone strangely quiet. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Great Bumland's national animal is the Corgi.

Great Bumland is ranked 91,762nd in the world and 2,609th in The North Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 248 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,097thTop
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Most Influential: 3,404thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,655thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,225thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 12,862nd
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 263rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 347th in the regionTop
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Most Average: 460th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 712th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 143 » Alunya, Pallaith, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Sundred, Ostrinios, Axstahl, El Fiji Grande, Sinelona, Notyoutopia, Shibutani, Shin-Hachioji, Joodey, The Rhein States, Omnistria, Shadowrik, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Kwaj, Napnomadia, Tappan Hills, Koda-Land, Torakuen, Sil Dorsett, Sheldanada, Pasargad, Ozstan, Selfgradatude, Kasazzastan, Frances Francis the First of France, Federation Terra Australis, Holy Oranz, Black Templares, Sunto, Dreadton, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Dar es Saalam, Q w e r t y, Guslantis, New Bremerton, Malta Comino Gozo, The United States of Romania, Niradans, North Bratislava, Egalico, Spartoptia, United Draconia, New Pruessen, Buckerino, Ara Antrizuls, and 93 others.Beautifil Russia of The Future, PlanetPunk, Wilkshire, Ethnon, Maott, Ninjak30, Novare Res, Steraz, Ibiscaton, Guer Aike, The Iron Lions, Saturns Edge, Zemnaya Svoboda, Norostilors, Siwale, Misuvelia, Wineclaw, Amauri, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Plangainer, Trillius, Lunallian, The Pantheons, Newpromisedland, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Unimaginable Doom, Renzic, Astronomical, General COE, Ejhsa, Valhalla123, Rkainjel, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Lomjia, Apetopia, Aratani, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Legendsland, Haor Chall, Moubarakistan, British Pacific Islands, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Votak Matim, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, North Altatude, Test for a new hope, Conservadoria, Helia Geopes, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Hileville, The Black Cathedral, Loutsland, Loli County, Elder Realms, Justanistan, Eriadni, Miruma, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Glurponia, Kobagia, Abject Ludicrosity, Zumlandia, Xzavia-Hjar, SORT, Bearical, Sockmanland, Aerilia, Utopicican, Vincone Cae, Runeda, Cuyan, Nation of stars, Alsace and Lorraine United, Daiz, Princely Irbis, Lindsaystan, The Tampa Bay Rays, Orado, Zeternia, Wisconsota, and Tamgu.

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