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The Free Republic of Rich Scholars

“Knowledge (and money) is power”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder

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The Free Republic of Rich Scholars is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 24.79 billion Rich Scholarsians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Commerce, Education, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rich Scholars City. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Automobile Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Gambling industries.

Pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil, shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and citizens who leave the country are officially classed as traitors. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rich Scholars's national animal is the bookworm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the book.

Rich Scholars is ranked 16th in Balder and 445th in the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 17 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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by Max Barry

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