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Most Armed: 547th Fattest Citizens: 666th Largest Retail Industry: 735th
The Final Battle of
Compulsory Consumerist State Aspirational Worker State
Time to get Super Serious. Don't fail me now, brain!
Grand Emperor and CEO Pong Lenis III
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Grimsby town

Population2.218 billion

CapitalEngland
LeaderGrand Emperor and CEO Pong Lenis III
FaithReady Steady Cook

CurrencyBin
AnimalSuperbug

The Final Battle of Grimsby town is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Grand Emperor and CEO Pong Lenis III with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, flagrant waste-dumping, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.218 billion Grimsby townians 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 tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry and Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of England. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Grimsby townian economy, worth 500 trillion Bins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 225,749 Bins, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,127,062 per year while the poor average 25,457, a ratio of 44.3 to 1.

Woodcutter axes are cited as the most common cause of death amongst Superbugs, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Grimsby townian language, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and competing private ambulances racing to be the first to traffic accidents are a major cause of road accidents. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Grimsby town's national animal is the Superbug, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Ready Steady Cook.

Grimsby town is ranked 1,067th in the world and 21st in the South Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 1.13 million Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Armed: 547thFattest Citizens: 666thLargest Retail Industry: 735thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 923rdHighest Crime Rates: 940thLargest Gambling Industry: 989thMost Avoided: 996thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,067thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,099thMost Secular: 1,147thRudest Citizens: 1,256thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,362ndTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,820thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,957thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,280thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,295thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,547thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,681stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,701stHighest Average Incomes: 3,872ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,922ndLargest Mining Sector: 4,293rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,688thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,487thMost Influential: 5,496thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,788thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,884thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,526thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,512thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,553rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,121stMost Subsidized Industry: 10,843rdHighest Drug Use: 12,341stMost Pro-Market: 14,298thLargest Insurance Industry: 15,819th
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Most Armed: 14th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19th in the regionFattest Citizens: 19th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Avoided: 23rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 25th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 28th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 36th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 36th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 43rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 44th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 44th in the regionMost Secular: 48th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 49th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 51st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 71st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 71st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 95th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 101st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 103rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 140th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 151st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 231st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 248th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 251st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 265th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 308th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 315th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 431st in the regionLargest Black Market: 446th in the regionMost Influential: 460th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 465th in the regionLargest Governments: 512th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 528th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 644th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 677th in the region

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