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Largest Publishing Industry: 13,593rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,458thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,993rd
The Food of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
A banana is different from a cucumber
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Bananas and cucumbers

Population3.507 billion


The Food of Bananas and cucumbers is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, free-roaming dinosaurs, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-working, cynical population of 3.507 billion Bananas and cucumbersians 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 Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 32.3%.

The powerhouse Bananas and cucumbersian economy, worth 331 trillion Seeds a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 94,480 Seeds, with the richest citizens earning 6.2 times as much as the poorest.

City workers have declared that rolling markets aren't good for business after all, naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure, auditors are gutting every governmental department, and homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bananas and cucumbers's national animal is the Bird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Bananas and cucumbers is ranked 200,544th in the world and 14th in The Dogeland Alliance for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -7.28 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Publishing Industry: 13,593rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,458thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,993rdMost Inclusive: 17,676thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,725thMost Secular: 20,664thHighest Disposable Incomes: 20,837thLargest Black Market: 21,641stLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,773rdHighest Drug Use: 22,204th
Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the region

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