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Most Armed: 551st Fattest Citizens: 667th Largest Retail Industry: 739th
The Final Battle of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Time to get Super Serious. Don't fail me now, brain!
Grand Emperor and CEO Pong Lenis III
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Political Freedom

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Grimsby town

Population2.202 billion

LeaderGrand Emperor and CEO Pong Lenis III
FaithReady Steady Cook


The Final Battle of Grimsby town is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Grand Emperor and CEO Pong Lenis III with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.202 billion Grimsby townians 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 tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of England. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Grimsby townian economy, worth 497 trillion Bins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 225,749 Bins, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,127,062 per year while the poor average 25,457, a ratio of 44.3 to 1.

Woodcutter axes are cited as the most common cause of death amongst Superbugs, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Grimsby townian language, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and competing private ambulances racing to be the first to traffic accidents are a major cause of road accidents. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Grimsby town's national animal is the Superbug, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Ready Steady Cook.

Grimsby town is ranked 10,100th in the world and 232nd in the South Pacific for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Armed: 551stFattest Citizens: 667thLargest Retail Industry: 739thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 926thHighest Crime Rates: 936thLargest Gambling Industry: 993rdMost Avoided: 996thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,066thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,103rdMost Secular: 1,143rdRudest Citizens: 1,243rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,367thTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,823rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,959thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,279thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,302ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,547thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,686thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,691stHighest Average Incomes: 3,873rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,915thLargest Mining Sector: 4,283rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,667thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,474thMost Influential: 5,491stMost Rebellious Youth: 5,789thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,891stLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,520thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,378thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,564thMost Efficient Economies: 10,100thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,824thHighest Drug Use: 12,261stMost Pro-Market: 14,203rdLargest Insurance Industry: 15,871st
Most Armed: 14th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19th in the regionFattest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 22nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionMost Avoided: 22nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 24th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 28th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 36th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 43rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 43rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Secular: 48th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 49th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 71st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 72nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 96th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 102nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 104th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 138th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 152nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 232nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 250th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 253rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 269th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 306th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 315th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 430th in the regionLargest Black Market: 446th in the regionMost Influential: 459th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 478th in the regionLargest Governments: 509th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 537th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 638th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 688th in the region

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