Most Efficient Economies: 738th Rudest Citizens: 1,163rd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,353rd
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The Revolutionary Republic of Great Jergania and Jonland is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by President John Ukenye with a fair hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, daily referendums, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 9.027 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 are ignored. 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 1,724 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 32,663rd in the world and 1,320th in Lazarus for Most Developed, scoring 63.66 on the Human Development Index.

Most Efficient Economies: 738thRudest Citizens: 1,163rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,353rdMost Armed: 1,523rdTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,873rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,900thLargest Retail Industry: 1,983rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,461stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,580thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,836thHighest Crime Rates: 2,857thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,149thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,872ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,065thFattest Citizens: 4,382ndMost Avoided: 4,450thMost Cultured: 4,644thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,722ndMost Rebellious Youth: 4,980thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,991stHighest Average Incomes: 5,044thHighest Economic Output: 5,075thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,570thMost Devout: 5,984thMost Pro-Market: 6,269thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,310thLargest Mining Sector: 6,642ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,972ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,251stTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,107thMost Politically Free: 11,030thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,159thSmartest Citizens: 12,370thLargest Populations: 13,976th
Most Efficient Economies: 39th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 51st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 71st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 72nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 73rd in the regionMost Armed: 85th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 101st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 104th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 131st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 140th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 145th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 153rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 161st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 192nd in the regionMost Cultured: 202nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 214th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 219th in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 228th in the regionFattest Citizens: 247th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 248th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 249th in the regionMost Avoided: 249th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 252nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 258th in the regionMost Politically Free: 266th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 281st in the regionMost Devout: 282nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 287th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 313th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 343rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 356th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 448th in the region

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