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Rudest Citizens: 25thMost Rebellious Youth: 47thHighest Crime Rates: 59th
The Glorious Empire of
Anarchy
LOOK! THE PANTS ARE BURNING RED!
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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Burning Pants

Population15.175 billion

Capitaladventure
LeaderThe King of Braves
FaithThe Oath Sworn Through Courage

CurrencyG-Stone
AnimalFighting Mechanoid

The Glorious Empire of Burning Pants is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The King of Braves with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 15.175 billion Burner of Pants live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of adventure. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Pants-Burner economy, worth a remarkable 4,990 trillion G-Stones a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 328,891 G-Stones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

All tariffs have been abolished, it is a silent spring in Burning Pants, strange men lingering in offices distributing television sets is a basis for a system of government, and scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Burning Pants's national animal is the Fighting Mechanoid, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Oath Sworn Through Courage.

Burning Pants is ranked 40,992nd in the world and 2,198th in Lazarus for Most Developed, scoring 69.15 on the Human Development Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 25thMost Rebellious Youth: 47thHighest Crime Rates: 59thMost Armed: 62ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 127thMost Avoided: 168thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 181stFattest Citizens: 201stLargest Retail Industry: 285thHighest Disposable Incomes: 494thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 517thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 690thLargest Gambling Industry: 834thMost Scientifically Advanced: 841stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 928thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,013thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,045thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,074thMost Secular: 1,078thLargest Mining Sector: 1,236thHighest Drug Use: 1,316thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,342ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,525thHighest Average Incomes: 1,575thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,666thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,731stHighest Economic Output: 2,073rdMost Politically Free: 2,195thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,386thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,761stSmartest Citizens: 2,765thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,808thMost Influential: 3,336thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,409thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,805thMost Efficient Economies: 6,713thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,218thNudest: 9,616thTop
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Most Inclusive: 12,271stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,698thLargest Black Market: 14,550thMost Extreme: 15,082ndLargest Populations: 16,304thMost Pro-Market: 17,549thMost Stationary: 19,045th
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Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Politically Free: 22nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 23rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 28th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 35th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 35th in the regionMost Secular: 38th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 43rd in the regionMost Influential: 47th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 51st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 56th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 61st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 61st in the regionMost Extreme: 67th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 73rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 75th in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 83rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 93rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 97th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 99th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 132nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 210th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 270th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 299th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 301st in the regionMost Stationary: 305th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 375th in the regionNudest: 387th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 482nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 592nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 634th in the regionLargest Black Market: 708th in the region

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