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The Confederacy of Yummy Blubber

“There needs to be more fossil fuels in the world”

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

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Yummy Blubber

Population4.895 billion

CapitalBig Chungus
LeaderThe Ditherest of all Dathers
FaithChristianity

CurrencyBig Daddys
AnimalBlue Whale

The Confederacy of Yummy Blubber is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by The Ditherest of all Dathers with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, lack of airports, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.895 billion Funguses 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 relatively small, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Spirituality and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and Education are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Big Chungus. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 28.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Yummy Blubberian economy, worth a remarkable 1,277 trillion Big Daddys a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 260,907 Big Daddys, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,176,723 per year while the poor average 35,624, a ratio of 33.0 to 1.

Bounty hunters have been dispatched to hunt down rogue bounty hunters, newspapers print only headlines, CEOs and corporate executives are frequently found striking for better stock options, and citizens complain about a burning sensation after bathing. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Yummy Blubber's national animal is the Blue Whale, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Yummy Blubber is ranked 65,267th in the world and 3,337th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,088.63 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Primitive: 119thMost Ignorant Citizens: 138thMost Devout: 196thLargest Gambling Industry: 243rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 286thMost Armed: 293rdFattest Citizens: 437thHighest Crime Rates: 457thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 509thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 510thMost Avoided: 743rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 796thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 995thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 999thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,290thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,513thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,566thMost Influential: 1,606thLargest Retail Industry: 1,697thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,708thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,848thLargest Mining Sector: 1,922ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,974thRudest Citizens: 2,018thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,240thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,335thNudest: 2,676thHighest Average Incomes: 3,017thLargest Black Market: 3,041stMost Efficient Economies: 4,519thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,764thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12,174thLargest Insurance Industry: 12,324thHighest Economic Output: 12,796thLargest Governments: 15,733rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,912th
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Most Primitive: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11th in the regionMost Armed: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionFattest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionMost Avoided: 22nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 31st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 50th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 55th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 63rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 66th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 74th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 76th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 78th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 79th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 91st in the regionTop
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Nudest: 102nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 104th in the regionRudest Citizens: 124th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 144th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 200th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 262nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 268th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 406th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 461st in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 584th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 609th in the regionMost Influential: 631st in the regionLargest Governments: 736th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 745th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 827th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 161 » Abject Ludicrosity, Corfad, Siwale, El Fiji Grande, Territorio di Nessuno, Shibutani, McMasterdonia, Yaorozu, Empy, The Rhein States, Hamerica, Great Bights Mum, Loli County, The Stratosphere Islands, Dar es Saalam, North Bratislava, Guer Aike, Koda-Land, Sundred, Napnomadia, Daiz, Notyoutopia, Interdimensional Zone, MiaryBhalzhack, Selfgradatude, Holy Oranz, Seenvorland, Ethnon, Praeceps, 1 very fast endotarter, Zumlandia, Sunto, Dreadton, Wineclaw, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Pazair, Gnomewatchers, Xagill, Shadowrik, Castle Federation, Vincone Cae, Pallaith, United Kahndaq, Loutsland, Wilkshire, Omnistria, Votak Matim, Joodey, KhalChicken, Fendlium, and 111 others.Noahs Second Country, Palgo, Psychotic Vegans, Valentine Z, Glurponia, Frances Francis the First of France, Ravendi, The Endless Eventide, The New Communist Republic Of States, The Tampa Bay Rays, Runeda, Disunited Earth, Eri-Maqa-Ena, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Valhalla123, Crader, Diodone, Sil Dorsett, Ihese, Clan Spaniel, Xentherida, Dabarastan, SORT, Plangainer, Kranostav, Yokciq Empire, Supreme Leader Hadrian, The Iron Lions, Newpromisedland, Varola, Malta Comino Gozo, The Windmilluminati, Nistriabar, New Octicarg, Chukstik Illahi, Unshleepd, Woodsend, Wisconsota, New Lakemba, PotatoFarmers, Schnuftelland, Kenefche, Maott, The Pantheons, Solskjar, Kasazzastan, Korovan Isles, Fizban, Westinor, Saint Alaric, Zeternia, Serendipita Martia, Solimun, Astronomical, Fauzjhia, The Serdey Islands, Greater Pittsburgh, Mesopotama, Frostcell, PortvgaI, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Iztocna Slavija, Hoglands, Veast, Plutayah, Former English Colony, Prydania, I Like Killing people, Libertania Democratica, Sevinland, Fluffy Noodles, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Kocherian, Halivaara, The Calabash Protectorate, Borsukia, Asoc lon, Yalgora, Seanat, Brucklania, Arichia, Ihsan, Highton Islands, Damsmel, Unimaginable Doom, Freyford, New Jamgra, Principia Mathematica, The New Cordian Empire, Madjack, Animu Place, Xyrron, Simone Republic, Xipher, Kragsgale, Lionia, Amerian States, Astal Aavors, Illusia and Neverendia, Maclare, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Ultra777, Buckhem, Andexia, Moubarakistan, U S Eh, Dechire par la Guerre, Innocentic, and Eschatosia.

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