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The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
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Badger Wind

Population17.309 billion

CapitalWhen Pigs Fly
LeaderCreator Destroyer

Currencynugget
AnimalBadger

The Empire of Badger Wind is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Creator Destroyer with an iron fist, and renowned for its state-planned economy, prohibition of alcohol, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 17.309 billion Badgers 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 enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of When Pigs Fly. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Badgerian economy, worth a remarkable 5,323 trillion nuggets 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, highly specialized black market in Tourism, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. 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 amazing 307,542 nuggets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat, freedom is never freely given — only when the alternative is too expensive, the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying, and enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Badger Wind's national animal is the Badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Badger Wind is ranked 206,585th in the world and 7,603rd in the South Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -22.88 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 24thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 26thBest Weather: 56thMost Beautiful Environments: 65thMost Developed: 69thLongest Average Lifespans: 83rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 113thHealthiest Citizens: 116thMost Advanced Public Education: 129thLargest Welfare Programs: 252ndMost Secular: 255thMost Advanced Public Transport: 372ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 437thLowest Crime Rates: 489thHighest Poor Incomes: 495thLargest Governments: 517thMost Inclusive: 529thLargest Black Market: 722ndMost Pacifist: 846thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,130thSmartest Citizens: 1,400thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,461stHighest Economic Output: 1,642ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,672ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,821stTop
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Most Cultured: 2,931stLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,792ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,865thNudest: 5,643rdMost Efficient Economies: 7,048thLargest Populations: 9,150thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 13,170thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,523rdMost Authoritarian: 13,687thMost Income Equality: 15,055thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,846thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,643rd
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionMost Secular: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the regionLargest Black Market: 18th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Inclusive: 22nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 26th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 31st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 33rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 45th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 52nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 57th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 59th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 78th in the regionMost Cultured: 83rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 127th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 148th in the regionNudest: 191st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 205th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 393rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 457th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 467th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 660th in the regionMost Income Equality: 693rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, freedom is never freely given — only when the alternative is too expensive.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, citizens are remarkably well involved in the political process.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, conversion therapy coupons are a popular present for coming of age ceremonies.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, government officials are held to the highest standard of morality.

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