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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 71stLargest Mining Sector: 101stLargest Insurance Industry: 107th
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Bai Lung

Population31.459 billion

CapitalPyongjing
LeaderLin Zhang

CurrencyBai Lungese Dollar
AnimalTiger Pig and Man

The Republic of Bai Lung is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Lin Zhang with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, zero percent divorce rate, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 31.459 billion Bai Lungeses are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pyongjing. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Bai Lungian economy, worth an astonishing 13,916 trillion Bai Lungese Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Automobile Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 442,375 Bai Lungese Dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,781,476 per year while the poor average 29,638, a ratio of 93.8 to 1.

Phone taps are frequently carried out by the police, 'Mountain Doobie' is widely regarded as the nation's favourite drink, employers may fire workers without giving any reason, and senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Bai Lung's national animal is the Tiger Pig and Man, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Bai Lung is ranked 35,963rd in the world and 1,195th in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 67.56 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 71stLargest Mining Sector: 101stLargest Insurance Industry: 107thFattest Citizens: 129thMost Avoided: 149thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 169thHighest Disposable Incomes: 178thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 179thHighest Economic Output: 190thLargest Agricultural Sector: 198thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 267thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 271stMost Efficient Economies: 347thLowest Crime Rates: 414thHighest Average Incomes: 481stMost Corrupt Governments: 706thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 761stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 766thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 917thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 920thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 943rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 961stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,072ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,215thMost Stationary: 1,353rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,420thLargest Retail Industry: 1,678thLargest Populations: 1,694thMost Influential: 1,742ndTop
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Largest Governments: 2,096thMost Armed: 2,136thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,158thRudest Citizens: 4,818thLargest Black Market: 5,431stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,523rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,947thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,057thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,352ndSmartest Citizens: 9,367thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,412thSafest: 10,073rdTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,135thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,995th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 12th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionMost Stationary: 26th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 42nd in the regionMost Armed: 48th in the regionLargest Governments: 51st in the regionMost Influential: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 86th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 95th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 125th in the regionRudest Citizens: 129th in the regionLargest Black Market: 144th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 160th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 165th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 207th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 207th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 248th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 269th in the regionSafest: 335th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 511th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 762nd in the region

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