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The Federation of Polling Booths

“Polls!!!”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: Europeia

Regional Influence: Sprat

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The Federation of Polling Booths is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Pollster with an iron fist, and notable for its ban on automobiles, conspicuous electricity pylons, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.454 billion Polling Boothsians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Poll Booth. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 72.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Polling Boothsian economy, worth a remarkable 2,025 trillion Electoral Roles a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Uranium Mining, Retail, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 162,609 Electoral Roles, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 477,829 per year while the poor average 43,596, a ratio of 11.0 to 1.

100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past, gossip magazines are more interested in astrological stars than celebrity ones, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, and stuttering trypanophobes are doomed never to marry. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Polling Booths's national animal is the Ballot, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Polling.

Polling Booths is ranked 8,194th in the world and 68th in Europeia for Highest Economic Output, with 2,025 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 315thMost Ignorant Citizens: 355thMost Corrupt Governments: 540thLargest Insurance Industry: 658thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 743rdMost Primitive: 892ndMost Devout: 1,085thLargest Mining Sector: 1,153rdLargest Black Market: 1,264thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,299thMost Avoided: 2,354thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,511thMost Efficient Economies: 3,064thFattest Citizens: 3,129thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,428thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,432ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,552ndNudest: 6,769thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,957thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,151stHighest Economic Output: 8,194thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,711thHighest Average Incomes: 11,751stTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,104thMost Influential: 13,391stMost Cultured: 15,574thMost Stationary: 16,197thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,624thLargest Governments: 20,305thLargest Populations: 23,471st
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Primitive: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 13th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 17th in the regionNudest: 18th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 22nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 35th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 48th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 58th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 68th in the region

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