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Largest Retail Industry: 1,118th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,774th Most Avoided: 3,246th
The Hash-Slinging Slasher of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Nature does nothing uselessly
Captain Spock
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Bobberino

Population1.978 billion

CapitalMinas Tirith
LeaderCaptain Spock
FaithRoman Catholicism

Currencymeme
AnimalPing

The Hash-Slinging Slasher of Bobberino is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Captain Spock with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, triple-decker prams, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.978 billion Bobberinoans are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Minas Tirith. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.5%.

The frighteningly efficient annoying economy, worth 313 trillion memes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 158,588 memes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 715,251 per year while the poor average 21,653, a ratio of 33.0 to 1.

People who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned, citizens often pray for divine guidance in supermarkets, cities are engulfed by smog, and the clergy of Roman Catholicism remains a single-sex institution. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bobberino's national animal is the Ping, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Bobberino is ranked 23,144th in the world and 933rd in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 3,876.45 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 1,118thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,774thMost Avoided: 3,246thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,336thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,580thFattest Citizens: 4,029thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,168thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,331stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,461stMost Influential: 6,854thLargest Mining Sector: 6,863rdMost Corrupt Governments: 8,087thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,513thTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 9,502ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,133rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,154thMost Efficient Economies: 10,348thHighest Average Incomes: 10,914thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,355thMost Devout: 12,956thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 13,190thLargest Insurance Industry: 14,011thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,885thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,688thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,373rd
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Largest Retail Industry: 57th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 104th in the regionMost Avoided: 106th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 116th in the regionFattest Citizens: 118th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 125th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 236th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 238th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 247th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 265th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 301st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 301st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 352nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 357th in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 520th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 532nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 537th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 585th in the regionLargest Black Market: 609th in the regionMost Devout: 618th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 648th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 694th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 698th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 715th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 763rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 784th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 788th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 869th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 900th in the region

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