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Highest Poor Incomes: 1,067thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,170thLargest Retail Industry: 1,517th
The Rogue Nation of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
my Master
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Isle of Burgrass

Population3.962 billion

CapitalDevil's Grove
Leadermy Master


The Rogue Nation of The Isle of Burgrass is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by my Master with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 3.962 billion Burgrassians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Devil's Grove. The average income tax rate is 66.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Burgrassian economy, worth a remarkable 1,002 trillion Chips 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, Retail, Book Publishing, and Tourism. 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 an amazing 253,143 Chips, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The most common psychiatric diagnosis is to 'stop whining and grow up', flash floods that dams could have controlled regularly ravage small towns in mountain valleys, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away, and breaking rocks in the hot sun now involves using your head. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Isle of Burgrass's national animal is the Cockroach, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Patriotism.

The Isle of Burgrass is ranked 173,844th in the world and 5,615th in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -4.9 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Highest Poor Incomes: 1,067thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,170thLargest Retail Industry: 1,517thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,756thMost Armed: 1,776thLargest Black Market: 1,848thRudest Citizens: 2,063rdTop
Highest Crime Rates: 2,095thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,196thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,435thHighest Average Incomes: 3,283rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,005thMost Influential: 4,488thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,556thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,682ndLargest Gambling Industry: 5,033rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,155thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,613thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,266thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,044thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,097thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,183rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,496thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,775thSmartest Citizens: 8,394thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,846thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,519thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,693rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,371stMost Secular: 11,743rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,686thMost Efficient Economies: 12,742ndMost Developed: 13,673rdMost Cultured: 14,623rdLargest Governments: 15,204thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,607thHighest Economic Output: 16,705th
Largest Insurance Industry: 21st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 23rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 37th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 38th in the regionMost Armed: 39th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 41st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 50th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 52nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 55th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 68th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 75th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 77th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 87th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 96th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 101st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 119th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 120th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 125th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 125th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 127th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 129th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 169th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 174th in the regionMost Influential: 177th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 192nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 200th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 201st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 223rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 233rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 240th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 258th in the regionLargest Governments: 290th in the regionMost Developed: 314th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 324th in the regionMost Cultured: 326th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 335th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 348th in the regionNudest: 377th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 421st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 468th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 472nd in the regionLargest Populations: 498th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 554th in the regionMost Inclusive: 592nd in the regionMost Stationary: 599th in the region

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