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Largest Retail Industry: 1,146th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,724th Most Avoided: 3,235th
The Hash-Slinging Slasher of
Compulsory Consumerist State Aspirational Worker State
:GWPingSock:
Big Bob
Influence
Minnow
Minister of Defense
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Bobberino

Population2.36 billion

CapitalMinas Tirith
LeaderBig Bob
FaithRoman Catholicism

Currencymeme
AnimalPing

The Hash-Slinging Slasher of Bobberino is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Big Bob with an iron fist, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, digital currency, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 2.36 billion Bobberinoans are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Minas Tirith. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.7%.

The frighteningly efficient annoying economy, worth 375 trillion memes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 159,053 memes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 717,348 per year while the poor average 21,717, a ratio of 33.0 to 1.

Citizens often pray for divine guidance in supermarkets, cities are engulfed by smog, the clergy of Roman Catholicism remains a single-sex institution, and friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bobberino's national animal is the Ping, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Bobberino is ranked 166,623rd in the world and 9,258th in The North Pacific for Most Inclusive, scoring 12.73 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 1,146thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,724thMost Avoided: 3,235thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,303rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,572ndFattest Citizens: 4,036thMost Influential: 5,982ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,310thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,506thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,526thLargest Mining Sector: 7,223rdMost Corrupt Governments: 8,317thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,772ndTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 9,959thMost Efficient Economies: 10,179thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,281stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,355thHighest Average Incomes: 11,050thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,489thMost Devout: 13,632ndLargest Insurance Industry: 14,316thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,707thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 15,500thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,207thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,553rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,951st
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Largest Retail Industry: 53rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 90th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 101st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 108th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 114th in the regionFattest Citizens: 120th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 238th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 250th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 251st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 287th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 299th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 348th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 395th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 397th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 486th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 511th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 544th in the regionLargest Black Market: 565th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 594th in the regionMost Devout: 625th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 680th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 736th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 751st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 766th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 775th in the regionRudest Citizens: 820th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 824th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 891st in the region

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