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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 58th Largest Mining Sector: 100th Fattest Citizens: 111th
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Bai Lung

Population29.001 billion

CapitalPyongjing
LeaderLin Zhang

CurrencyBai Lungese Dollar
AnimalTiger Pig and Man

The Republic of Bai Lung is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Lin Zhang with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, unlimited-speed roads, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 29.001 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, pro-business, 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 12,579 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. Average income is an amazing 433,777 Bai Lungese Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,969,665 per year while the poor average 58,508, a ratio of 33.7 to 1.

Citizens must pay to enjoy Bai Lung's pristine beaches, citizens are regularly arrested in queues for 'loitering', the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and a survey of the nation's rivers and children has shown that pesticide levels are at an all-time regional high. 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 919th in the world and 9th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 341.18 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 58thLargest Mining Sector: 100thFattest Citizens: 111thLargest Insurance Industry: 114thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 122ndMost Avoided: 144thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 172ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 179thHighest Disposable Incomes: 180thHighest Economic Output: 192ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 254thLowest Crime Rates: 355thHighest Average Incomes: 394thMost Corrupt Governments: 576thLargest Agricultural Sector: 582ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 680thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 789thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 792ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 866thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 919thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 926thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 947thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,227thLargest Retail Industry: 1,297thMost Stationary: 1,491stMost Influential: 1,529thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,755thLargest Populations: 1,774thLargest Governments: 2,011thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,413thRudest Citizens: 3,863rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,536thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,582ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,942ndLargest Black Market: 7,462ndLargest Publishing Industry: 8,021stMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,166thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,884thSmartest Citizens: 9,619thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,103rdSafest: 11,541stMost Conservative: 16,632ndLargest Gambling Industry: 16,831st
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 18th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 21st in the regionMost Stationary: 34th in the regionLargest Governments: 38th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 43rd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 65th in the regionRudest Citizens: 84th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 88th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 102nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 115th in the regionLargest Black Market: 124th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 124th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 189th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 210th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 236th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 239th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 258th in the regionTop
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Safest: 353rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 495th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 505th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 580th in the region

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