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The Obese Burger Republic of Espanto

“Would you like fries with that?”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Obese Burger Republic of Espanto is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Mack Donalds with an even hand, and notable for its enslaved workforce, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 1.141 billion Espantoans are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hamburger. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 33.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Espantoan economy, worth 127 trillion monopoly cards a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 111,824 monopoly cards, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 379,749 per year while the poor average 24,293, a ratio of 15.6 to 1.

Strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins, cooking with water and baking soda is considered patent infringement, half-naked men feature prominently in official military materials, and the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Espanto's national animal is the Ronald McDonald, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Anti-Healthism.

Espanto is ranked 32,686th in the world and 1,574th in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 64.33 on the Rand Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 824thMost Influential: 1,526thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,525thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,583rdMost Primitive: 4,876thMost Devout: 5,683rdTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,317thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,312thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,233rd
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Largest Insurance Industry: 89th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 157th in the regionMost Primitive: 222nd in the regionMost Devout: 237th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 448th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 492nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 541st in the regionMost Influential: 565th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 578th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 695th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 793rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 816th in the region

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