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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 69thMost Ignorant Citizens: 309thMost Primitive: 479th
The Holy Empire of
Corporate Police State
Might Makes Right
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Bizarro Durlia

Population12.413 billion

CapitalThe Centre
LeaderArchbishop Alexander
Faitha major religion

Currencydollar
Animalboar

The Holy Empire of Bizarro Durlia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Archbishop Alexander with an iron fist, and remarkable for its teetotalling pirates, avowedly heterosexual populace, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.413 billion Bizarro Durlians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Centre. Income tax is unheard of.

The enormous but underdeveloped Bizarro Durlian economy, worth a remarkable 1,396 trillion dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Pizza Delivery, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 112,515 dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,048,427 per year while the poor average 1,081, a ratio of 969 to 1.

Universities are populated by the spawn of the upper classes, military spending is on the increase, labour strikes are routinely squashed by police, and death row is annually emptied to feed the nation's hunger for televised murder-games. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Bizarro Durlia's national animal is the boar, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is a major religion.

Bizarro Durlia is ranked 654th in the world and 3rd in Europe for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 411.48 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 69thMost Ignorant Citizens: 309thMost Primitive: 479thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 654thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 779thFattest Citizens: 791stMost Devout: 1,045thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,057thMost Avoided: 1,066thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,523rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,810thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,165thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,708thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,833rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,724thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,418thLargest Mining Sector: 7,251stMost Stationary: 8,115thMost Conservative: 8,355thLargest Retail Industry: 11,570thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,618thTop
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Most Armed: 12,547thHighest Economic Output: 13,344thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,603rdMost Pro-Market: 15,700thMost Extreme: 17,111thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,553rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,115thMost Influential: 22,740th
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 16th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionMost Extreme: 17th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 34th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 36th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 39th in the regionMost Conservative: 50th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 54th in the regionMost Armed: 54th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 77th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 81st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 114th in the regionLargest Black Market: 118th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bizarro Durlia's influence in Europe fell from "Minnow" to "Nipper".
  • : Bizarro Durlia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Bizarro Durlia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Bizarro Durlia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Bizarro Durlia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Bizarro Durlia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Bizarro Durlia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Bizarro Durlia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Bizarro Durlia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Bizarro Durlia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Conservative.

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