Highest Wealthy Incomes: 68th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 164th Highest Economic Output: 186th
The Free Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Knowledge (and money) is power
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Free Republic of Rich Scholars is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, rampant corporate plagiarism, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 28.14 billion Rich Scholarsians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, although Education and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rich Scholars City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Rich Scholarsian economy, worth an astonishing 10,449 trillion books 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 Automobile Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 371,327 books, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,312,240 per year while the poor average 5,542, a ratio of 597 to 1.

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 is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Rich Scholars's national animal is the bookworm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Rich Scholars is ranked 2,045th in the world and 91st in Balder for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Highest Wealthy Incomes: 68thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 164thHighest Economic Output: 186thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 219thRudest Citizens: 259thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 267thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 373rdLargest Insurance Industry: 423rdHighest Average Incomes: 482ndLargest Populations: 482ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 504thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 630thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 682ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 690thMost Scientifically Advanced: 750thLargest Mining Sector: 823rdMost Avoided: 837thSmartest Citizens: 873rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 978thLargest Agricultural Sector: 982ndLargest Gambling Industry: 1,065thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,277thLargest Retail Industry: 1,523rdTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,720thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,864thMost Pro-Market: 1,961stMost Efficient Economies: 2,045thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,339thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,052ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,485thMost Secular: 4,138thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,233rdHighest Crime Rates: 4,362ndLargest Black Market: 6,503rdTop
Healthiest Citizens: 8,314thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,223rdMost Stationary: 12,544thMost Armed: 15,049th
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 16th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 16th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 23rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Avoided: 33rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 33rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 35th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 42nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 50th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 60th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 75th in the regionMost Secular: 89th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 91st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 108th in the regionMost Stationary: 120th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 143rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 171st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 183rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 198th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 309th in the regionLargest Black Market: 316th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry, Most Scientifically Advanced, Largest Manufacturing Sector, Largest Agricultural Sector, and Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Rich Scholars fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 1%).
  • : Rich Scholars was struck by a Cure Missile from The Republic of Plushie Paradise, curing 64 million infected.
  • : Rich Scholars was struck by a Cure Missile from The House of Doughertania, curing 119 million infected.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Armed.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 5%).



by Max Barry

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