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The Grumpy Old Pumpkin Sage of Mediobogdum

“Pumpkins for Pirate Brains”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Location: the West Pacific

Regional Influence: Vassal

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The Grumpy Old Pumpkin Sage of Mediobogdum is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by His Immaculate Munchiness with an iron fist, and remarkable for its disturbing lack of elderly people, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 18.273 billion Mediobogdumians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gariannonum. The average income tax rate is 74.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mediobogdumian economy, worth a remarkable 4,571 trillion Pumpkin Brains a year, is highly specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Pizza Delivery, Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 250,202 Pumpkin Brains, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Millions of simultaneously backfiring toilets have flooded Gariannonum with effluent, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported, and police and sick people alike fear the Day of Rest as all institutions are forced to shut down. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mediobogdum's national animal is the Gyr Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Violetism.

Mediobogdum is ranked 18,762nd in the world and 417th in the West Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,209.81 tourists per hour.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 119thMost Valuable International Artwork: 126thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 212thMost Devout: 501stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 540thLargest Black Market: 567thFattest Citizens: 835thMost Influential: 1,050thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,508thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,594thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,958thRudest Citizens: 2,366thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,373rdTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,379thHighest Economic Output: 2,638thMost Efficient Economies: 3,369thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,429thHighest Average Incomes: 3,618thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,648thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,787thMost Cultured: 4,991stLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,195thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,435thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,284thMost Patriotic: 11,484thLargest Governments: 11,603rdLargest Populations: 11,654thBest Weather: 11,684thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,727thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 17,448thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,821stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,762ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,119thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,780thHighest Disposable Incomes: 22,789th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Devout: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 12th in the regionFattest Citizens: 17th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 27th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 29th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 34th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 34th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 39th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 52nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 57th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 65th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 67th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 71st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 72nd in the regionLargest Populations: 77th in the regionMost Cultured: 101st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 105th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 145th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 179th in the regionMost Average: 184th in the regionMost Patriotic: 204th in the regionLargest Governments: 213th in the region

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