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The Dictatorship of Nug Life

“Your mom doesn't have any kids” David S Pumpkins

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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Nug Life

Population4.307 billion

CapitalSomething other than
LeaderDavid S Pumpkins

CurrencyJarvonas
AnimalManatee

The Dictatorship of Nug Life is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by David S Pumpkins with an iron fist, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, suspicion of poets, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.307 billion Nug Lifeans 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, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Industry, Spirituality, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Something other than. The average income tax rate is 55.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Nug Lifean economy, worth 986 trillion Jarvonas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 229,156 Jarvonas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Religious classes are compulsory for all school students, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience, citizens know not to ask what their country can do for them but what they can do as chained slaves for their country, and every worker receives exactly the same pay regardless of productivity. Crime is a major problem. Nug Life's national animal is the Manatee, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Nug Life is ranked 1,012th in the world and 43rd in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 10,873.17 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Primitive: 88thMost Ignorant Citizens: 229thMost Devout: 587thLargest Gambling Industry: 592ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 721stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 728thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 825thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,012thMost Avoided: 1,045thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,120thMost Armed: 1,136thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,184thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,238thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,241stLargest Mining Sector: 1,312thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,431stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,566thFattest Citizens: 1,584thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,325thNudest: 2,359thHighest Average Incomes: 4,320thMost Influential: 4,383rdRudest Citizens: 5,495thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,952ndLargest Retail Industry: 6,396thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,512thHighest Crime Rates: 6,855thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,295thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,558thMost Efficient Economies: 8,742ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,805thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,667thLargest Governments: 16,322ndHighest Economic Output: 17,153rd
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Most Primitive: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 25th in the regionMost Devout: 29th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 30th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 34th in the regionMost Armed: 37th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 38th in the regionMost Avoided: 38th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 43rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 44th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 45th in the regionFattest Citizens: 50th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 58th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 61st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 64th in the regionNudest: 86th in the regionLargest Black Market: 90th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 212th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 213th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 230th in the regionRudest Citizens: 303rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 322nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 353rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 368th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 394th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 463rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 548th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 609th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 619th in the regionLargest Governments: 791st in the region

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