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Most Subsidized Industry: 56thMost Ignorant Citizens: 139thMost Primitive: 186th
The Territory of
Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce
Calamidad, Pan, Ficticia
Barbara Mueller
Influence
Newcomer
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Bocephus

Population8.461 billion

CapitalCarnival City
LeaderBarbara Mueller
FaithFlaccid Reflectionism

Currencytoken
Animalspider

The Territory of Bocephus is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Barbara Mueller with an iron fist, and renowned for its feral children, aversion to nipples, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.461 billion Bocephusians 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carnival City. The average income tax rate is 94.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Bocephusian economy, worth a remarkable 1,677 trillion tokens a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Retail, Furniture Restoration, Basket Weaving, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 198,220 tokens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Beat cops aren't named for the territory they patrol, short shrift is being given to applications for political asylum from illegal immigrants, street preachers spend more time condemning government bureaucracy than passers-by, and kids only know what plants are because they've seen them on the television. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Bocephus's national animal is the spider, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Flaccid Reflectionism.

Bocephus is ranked 757th in the world and 22nd in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 67.93 Obesity Rate.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 56thMost Ignorant Citizens: 139thMost Primitive: 186thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 227thLargest Retail Industry: 362ndMost Corrupt Governments: 477thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 580thFattest Citizens: 757thHighest Crime Rates: 823rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 900thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,155thMost Avoided: 1,168thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,177thLargest Black Market: 1,205thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,214thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,406thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,506thMost Armed: 2,521stRudest Citizens: 4,833rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,660thNudest: 6,742ndMost Devout: 6,785thHighest Average Incomes: 6,919thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,445thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,273rdHighest Poor Incomes: 9,459thLargest Governments: 9,722ndHighest Economic Output: 10,424thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 15,942ndMost Conservative: 23,732nd
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Primitive: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 22nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 25th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 26th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 36th in the regionMost Avoided: 36th in the regionLargest Black Market: 49th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 53rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 56th in the regionMost Armed: 86th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 107th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 127th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 154th in the regionNudest: 249th in the regionRudest Citizens: 259th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 285th in the regionMost Devout: 297th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 340th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 340th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 451st in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 509th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 516th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 642nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 651st in the regionLargest Populations: 766th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bocephus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Bocephus, kids only know what plants are because they've seen them on the television.
  • : Following new legislation in Bocephus, street preachers spend more time condemning government bureaucracy than passers-by.
  • : Following new legislation in Bocephus, short shrift is being given to applications for political asylum from illegal immigrants.
  • : Bocephus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Bocephus, beat cops aren't named for the territory they patrol.
  • : Following new legislation in Bocephus, new homeowners go furniture hunting with crowbars.
  • : Following new legislation in Bocephus, businesses that prove successful are immediately broken up.
  • : Following new legislation in Bocephus, the new classical revitalization of Carnival City is expected to be completed sometime in the next century.
  • : Following new legislation in Bocephus, the Bocephusian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas.

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