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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: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus


Significantly Sized Bricks

Population4.864 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, efficient nation, ruled by Our Most Holy Supreme Bricklayer with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, fear of technology, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.864 billion Bricks are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Spirituality are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Foundry of Bricks. The average income tax rate is 91.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Brickish economy, worth 913 trillion Holy Bricks 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, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Trout Farming. 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 impressive 187,853 Holy Bricks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Brickish Liberator", deli patrons examine their roast beef for undetonated explosives, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence, and state officials tend to disappear after they forget to salute Our Most Holy Supreme Bricklayer's portrait. 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 32,348th in the world and 617th in Lazarus for Most Stationary, with 460.8121356356 Days.

Most Devout: 649thMost Primitive: 814thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,347thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,366thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,581stLargest Mining Sector: 2,032ndTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,120thLargest Black Market: 2,750thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,901stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,939thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,046thMost Influential: 3,374thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,456thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,885thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,379thMost Avoided: 5,606thLowest Crime Rates: 6,166thMost Authoritarian: 6,205thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,232ndHighest Average Incomes: 7,495thLargest Governments: 7,725thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,033rdMost Conservative: 8,085thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,360thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,577thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,106thHighest Economic Output: 18,444thMost Extreme: 18,813thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,729th
Most Primitive: 29th in the regionMost Devout: 35th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 77th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 82nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 89th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 92nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 108th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 111th in the regionMost Influential: 120th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 143rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 155th in the regionLargest Black Market: 157th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 168th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 171st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 175th in the regionMost Conservative: 249th in the regionMost Avoided: 301st in the regionMost Extreme: 306th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 308th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 382nd in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 410th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 431st in the regionLargest Governments: 432nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 440th in the regionMost Stationary: 617th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 732nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 756th in the region

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