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The Half-Baked Abrogation of The Botched Pejazzle of the Studly Spud

“Never go into a strange oven without an exit strategy!” Studly Spud

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Page

Location: Spiritus

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The Botched Pejazzle of the Studly Spud

Population7.522 billion

CapitalSpudtopia
LeaderStudly Spud
FaithSpudlyism

CurrencyChip
AnimalSpudazzle

The Half-Baked Abrogation of The Botched Pejazzle of the Studly Spud is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Studly Spud with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, smutty television, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 7.522 billion Monster Mash are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Spudtopia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 49.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Mashed economy, worth a remarkable 2,834 trillion Chips a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 376,786 Chips, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,145,771 per year while the poor average 96,227, a ratio of 11.9 to 1.

Dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive, police struggle to solve crimes due to the lack of fingerprint records, employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning, and Mashed Gladiators is a ratings success. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Botched Pejazzle of the Studly Spud's national animal is the Spudazzle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Spudlyism.

The Botched Pejazzle of the Studly Spud is ranked 841st in the world and 5th in Spiritus for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 35,957.58 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 175thRudest Citizens: 256thLargest Retail Industry: 315thFattest Citizens: 469thMost Scientifically Advanced: 591stMost Rebellious Youth: 593rdMost Subsidized Industry: 600thMost Armed: 613thHighest Crime Rates: 619thMost Secular: 627thLargest Information Technology Sector: 629thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 661stHighest Average Incomes: 711thLargest Publishing Industry: 841stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 879thLargest Black Market: 890thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 979thMost Avoided: 1,006thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,073rdMost Cultured: 1,489thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,588thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,719thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,735thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,788thSmartest Citizens: 2,013thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,183rdNudest: 3,372ndHighest Economic Output: 3,756thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,766thLargest Mining Sector: 3,768thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,853rdLargest Governments: 4,672ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,752ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,816thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 10,161stMost Corrupt Governments: 10,225thHighest Drug Use: 10,650thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,682ndMost Influential: 14,051stLargest Insurance Industry: 15,873rdMost Stationary: 15,984th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionNudest: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 16th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 20th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 22nd in the region

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