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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 860th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,077th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,342nd
The Kingdom of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Arvina Et Deus
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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Bacon Land

Population1.78 billion

CapitalBaconshire
LeaderBacon Lord
FaithPIG

CurrencyBacon Slab
AnimalBacon Owl

The Kingdom of Bacon Land is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Bacon Lord with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, complete lack of prisons, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.78 billion Bacon Slaves 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baconshire. The average income tax rate is 66.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Bacon Slave economy, worth 263 trillion Bacon Slabs 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, Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. 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 148,257 Bacon Slabs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

First-time moms are expected to be experienced parents from day one, the police think a properly conducted criminal investigation is a real pain, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, and government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bacon Land's national animal is the Bacon Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is PIG.

Bacon Land is ranked 168,073rd in the world and 6,273rd in The East Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 25.33 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 860thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,077thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,342ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,392ndMost Influential: 1,639thTop
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Most Devout: 1,926thNudest: 1,975thMost Armed: 2,213thLargest Black Market: 4,434thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,721stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,969thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,605thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 10,608thMost Cultured: 10,806thHighest Average Incomes: 13,195thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,082ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,117th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 29th in the regionMost Armed: 35th in the regionMost Devout: 41st in the regionNudest: 44th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 72nd in the regionMost Influential: 78th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 110th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 128th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 155th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 186th in the regionMost Cultured: 273rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 287th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 311th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 380th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 398th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 422nd in the regionLargest Governments: 555th in the regionRudest Citizens: 587th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 599th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 612th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 122 » Todd McCloud, A Slanted Black Stripe, United-kingdom of Britannia, Ver Norge, H-Zhena, Astris Lespace, Trimmania, Am Echad, Drunken Seal Islands, Servants of Gizmo, VW53Aland, Blazing Samaritan, The Sacred Whale, Freedom Fascists, Socialist Holy American Empire, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Kyrtizhan, Peryn, Roissyland, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Danesopia, Ouroboric, Broengtopia, Bachtendekuppen, Someseni, Propwash, Goodnamesarerare, Wizardonia, Fedele, Splena, Wanabe, Riveraland, Federated States of Zootron, Verketa, Ceruleasia, Airrajul, Kangarawa, Slys Paws, Lyontisia, Ribanzi, The Romanum Legio, Ciggie Smallistan, Wiranath, Kampf Empire, Qui sequuntur somnia, New Leganes, Ravendi, Brotherland, Federal Unity, Impia Aghte, and 72 others.Joundia, Tshana, AngusEssa, Galve, Bullpups, Republic of Berzerkistan, Dark Edgyness, Baumdahl, British Calradia, Kublam, Marrico, Adolanta, Lanagon, Merlovich, Aelitia, Eagas, Aristortia, Elejamie, United China Nation, The Happian Union, Axdel, Tim Stark, Thyaclinia, Davelands, Lejon Stad, Yumaka, Roliganistan, Neruch, Arkantis, Shantan, Solarfall, Ridann, The Angel of Charity, Slui, Squid Ruinosa, Indovinesia, The Holy Utopian Republic, Wansley Manor, Tigerion, BearStackof2015, Janoobi Jazair, Taya Dust, Guthra, Talitoa, Just Vale 2, Stellar Colonies, The Buckeye States, Thompstein, Pakitsk, Valdwall, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Restoration of Eastern Kaiserreich, TheRuthenians, Gorbastan, Enlil, Astroa, Sadinata, Zukchiva, The United Asian Republics, Superior Indonesia, East Malaysia, VoyKovie, Kilkire, Kingdom of Pars, Aleister, Opossum Slayer, ArenaC, Funkadelia, Greater Felter, The United Neo American Union, and Hizuru.

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