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Largest Information Technology Sector: 57thMost Corrupt Governments: 78thLargest Black Market: 83rd
The Technocracy of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Protecting you from yourself.
Doctor Gray
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Bonum commune Institute

Population14.56 billion

CapitalNovum City
LeaderDoctor Gray

CurrencyCredit
AnimalAnt

The Technocracy of The Bonum commune Institute is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Doctor Gray with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, parental licensing program, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 14.56 billion Subjects 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Novum City. The average income tax rate is 99.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Bonum commune Institutean economy, worth a remarkable 9,672 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 664,351 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

Consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, rocket boots and thermal detonators have become standard-issue military gear, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, and the fines for getting caught with the wrong recipe book can force Subjects into bankruptcy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Bonum commune Institute's national animal is the Ant, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Bonum commune Institute is ranked 28,058th in the world and 526th in the West Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 34.4 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 57thMost Corrupt Governments: 78thLargest Black Market: 83rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 86thHighest Average Incomes: 94thLargest Mining Sector: 133rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 191stMost Scientifically Advanced: 206thMost Secular: 243rdLargest Insurance Industry: 249thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 257thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 268thLargest Agricultural Sector: 274thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 313thLowest Crime Rates: 355thHighest Poor Incomes: 399thFattest Citizens: 458thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 477thLargest Governments: 492ndMost Subsidized Industry: 497thMost Avoided: 506thHighest Economic Output: 523rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 551stSmartest Citizens: 817thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 877thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,001stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,102ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,196thMost Efficient Economies: 1,244thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,359thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,845thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,939thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,911thRudest Citizens: 4,595thMost Stationary: 5,089thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,343rdMost Conservative: 8,434thMost Authoritarian: 8,763rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,902ndTop
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Most Influential: 12,312thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,342ndLargest Retail Industry: 16,608thMost Developed: 17,463rdLargest Populations: 17,463rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,575th
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Largest Black Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionMost Avoided: 11th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionFattest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 26th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 26th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 30th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 35th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 53rd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 66th in the regionRudest Citizens: 119th in the regionLargest Populations: 135th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 166th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 289th in the regionMost Conservative: 301st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 308th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 335th in the regionMost Developed: 369th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 373rd in the regionMost Influential: 409th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 492nd in the regionMost Extreme: 526th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 550th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, the fines for getting caught with the wrong recipe book can force Subjects into bankruptcy.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, rocket boots and thermal detonators have become standard-issue military gear.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, top-shelf magazines feature risqué centrefold spreads of ladies' wrists.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, there's sophisticated talk of revolution within the ever-expanding mining colonies.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, slavers view "what did your last slave die of" as a request for a demonstration.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bonum commune Institute, truancy officers have a hard time catching children trained in advanced camouflage skills.

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