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The Glorious Theocratic Empire of Significantly Sized Bricks

“If God is with us, then who is against us?” Our Most Holy Supreme Bricklayer

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

Regional Influence: Page

Location: Lazarus

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Significantly Sized Bricks

Population3.282 billion

CapitalFoundry of Bricks
LeaderOur Most Holy Supreme Bricklayer
FaithBrick Laying

CurrencyHoly Brick
AnimalEastern Spotted Brick

The Glorious Theocratic Empire of Significantly Sized Bricks is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Our Most Holy Supreme Bricklayer with an iron fist, and renowned for its lack of airports, enslaved workforce, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.282 billion Bricks 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Spirituality, and Administration are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Foundry of Bricks. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 83.6%.

The all-consuming Brickish economy, worth 491 trillion Holy Bricks a year, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 149,614 Holy Bricks, with the richest citizens earning 7.1 times as much as the poorest.

Parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list, adults have never outgrown their fear of monsters, religious officials are furious after discovering that things made of stone do not burn well at the stake, and children grow up long before the paperwork for their lemonade stands can be sorted out. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Significantly Sized Bricks's national animal is the Eastern Spotted Brick, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Brick Laying.

Significantly Sized Bricks is ranked 3,591st in the world and 149th in Lazarus for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 34 Valid Endorsements.

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Most Devout: 921stMost Primitive: 955thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,461stMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,527thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 2,049thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,180thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,251stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,283rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,362ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,591stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,692ndLargest Black Market: 3,705thMost Avoided: 5,072ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,472ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,859thMost Influential: 6,893rdTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 10,334thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,483rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,678thLargest Governments: 10,910thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,238thHighest Average Incomes: 12,541stMost Subsidized Industry: 15,798thMost Conservative: 16,237th
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Most Devout: 52nd in the regionMost Primitive: 54th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 73rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 95th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 112th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 133rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 147th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 149th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 183rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 195th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 200th in the regionMost Influential: 204th in the regionLargest Black Market: 213th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 282nd in the regionMost Avoided: 305th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 523rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 579th in the regionMost Conservative: 600th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 610th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 631st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 646th in the regionLargest Governments: 669th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 715th in the region

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