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The Republic of They blow stuff up

“Pride and Industry”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
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Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: Artificial Solar System

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Republic of They blow stuff up is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its triple-decker prams, zero percent divorce rate, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.356 billion They blow stuff upians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 24.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient They blow stuff upian economy, worth 59.2 trillion florins 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 a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 43,643 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

You need two tenors and a coloratura contralto to sing the national anthem properly, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, children are sent to either religious or secular schools, and concussed kiwiball players cannot remember their lineup position. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. They blow stuff up's national animal is the kiwi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

They blow stuff up is ranked 53,857th in the world and 613th in Artificial Solar System for Most Cultured, scoring 69 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,964thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18,002nd
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 154th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 231st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 233rd in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 292nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 347th in the regionMost Income Equality: 370th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 452nd in the region

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