Most Efficient Economies: 743rd Rudest Citizens: 1,148th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,338th
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The Revolutionary Republic of Great Jergania and Jonland is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President John Ukenye with a fair hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, public floggings, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 8.826 billion Jerganians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Defense also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of LibertÓ. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Jerganian economy, worth a remarkable 1,686 trillion paper ducats a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 191,079 paper ducats, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 898,117 per year while the poor average 24,188, a ratio of 37.1 to 1.

The government is spending billions of paper ducats on a fancy space probe to find a planet that may not even exist, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, biker gangs and fashionistas are converting to Violetism en masse, and money is being desperately pumped into the ruined economy. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Great Jergania and Jonland's national animal is the dove, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is no longer used at the state level.

Great Jergania and Jonland is ranked 743rd in the world and 40th in Lazarus for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Efficient Economies: 743rdRudest Citizens: 1,148thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,338thMost Armed: 1,501stTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,822ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,851stLargest Retail Industry: 1,913thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,424thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,642ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,719thHighest Crime Rates: 2,913thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,107thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,786thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,112thMost Avoided: 4,420thFattest Citizens: 4,422ndMost Cultured: 4,605thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,843rdMost Rebellious Youth: 4,877thHighest Average Incomes: 4,919thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,067thHighest Economic Output: 5,138thMost Pro-Market: 5,548thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,574thMost Devout: 6,017thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,345thLargest Mining Sector: 6,665thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,316thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,225thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,389thMost Politically Free: 10,609thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,642ndSmartest Citizens: 12,184thLargest Populations: 14,209th
Most Efficient Economies: 40th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 48th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 68th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 69th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 69th in the regionMost Armed: 80th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 93rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 99th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 115th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 127th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 139th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 144th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 161st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 175th in the regionMost Cultured: 184th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 202nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 213th in the regionFattest Citizens: 218th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 218th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 228th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 229th in the regionMost Avoided: 232nd in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 241st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 241st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 262nd in the regionMost Devout: 270th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 270th in the regionMost Politically Free: 273rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 306th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 310th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 339th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 439th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 457th in the region

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