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The Moderator Mouse Mommy of Mousebumples

Mousebumples was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 120

“The only prescription is more cowbell!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Ambassador

Location: Europeia


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Population38.213 billion

Leadersisters Lizzy and Sasha Hall

Currencyflying monkey
Animalflying treemouse

The Moderator Mouse Mommy of Mousebumples is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by sisters Lizzy and Sasha Hall with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful population of 38.213 billion Mousebumplesians 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, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Education, with Healthcare and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moustantinople. The average income tax rate is 69.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mousebumplesian economy, worth a remarkable 8,175 trillion flying monkeys a year, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 213,947 flying monkeys, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Geosynchronous satellites are now manned by unpaid interns, police officers spend more time on calisthenics than actually catching criminals, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized, and red text rains down on the head of anyone who dares to step out of line (Mousebumples has found 7 easter eggs). Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Mousebumples's national animal is the flying treemouse, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Mousebumples is ranked 563rd in the world and 5th in Europeia for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 28,390.99 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Influential: 7thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 169thMost Valuable International Artwork: 353rdBest Weather: 406thLargest Populations: 429thMost Advanced Public Education: 563rdLargest Black Market: 745thHighest Economic Output: 749thMost Beautiful Environments: 937thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,062ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,107thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,236thHealthiest Citizens: 1,288thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,378thMost Developed: 1,415thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,434thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,469thSmartest Citizens: 1,799thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,815thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,033rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,192ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,340thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 3,209thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,617thHighest Crime Rates: 3,632ndMost Stationary: 4,879thHighest Average Incomes: 5,439thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,112thLargest Governments: 10,987thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,388thLargest Retail Industry: 13,869thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,429thMost Inclusive: 16,792ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,838thMost Cultured: 18,997thHighest Disposable Incomes: 20,432ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,053rd
Largest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 17th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 21st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Developed: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 28th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 32nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 32nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 35th in the regionTop
Most Average: 49th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 50th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 63rd in the regionMost Armed: 66th in the regionNudest: 80th in the region

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