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Most Conservative: 279thMost Authoritarian: 3,625thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,673rd
The People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Disobey me when I hear, a disappearance you should fear
Influence
Superpower
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Bagstrom

Population26 million

CurrencyAir
AnimalHuman

The People's Republic of Bagstrom is a small, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 26 million Bags 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, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 69.7%.

The sizeable but inefficient Bagstromian economy, worth 1.02 trillion Airs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 39,169 Airs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here", it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, and conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bagstrom's national animal is the Human.

Bagstrom is ranked 167,534th in the world and 5th in Stromboli for Most Average, scoring 14.21 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Top
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Most Conservative: 279thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 3,625thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,673rdMost Extreme: 9,939thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,054thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,816thMost Ignorant Citizens: 13,304th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bagstrom's influence in Stromboli fell from "Dominator" to "Superpower".
  • : Bagstrom lost WA Delegate status in Stromboli.
  • : Following new legislation in Bagstrom, conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Bagstrom, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
  • : Bagstrom voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Limitation of Inhumane Weaponry".
  • : Following new legislation in Bagstrom, it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors.
  • : Bagstrom approved the World Assembly proposal "Limitation of Inhumane Weaponry".
  • : Bagstrom lodged a message on the Stromboli Regional Message Board.
  • : Bagstrom voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Arconian Empire".
  • : Following new legislation in Bagstrom, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here".

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