Highest Wealthy Incomes: 65th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 168th Highest Economic Output: 180th
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 notable for its frequent executions, strictly enforced bedtime, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 27.793 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, with Education and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment are ignored. 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 10,320 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 193,042nd in the world and 5,361st in Balder for Best Weather, with -619 Meters Of Sunlight.

Highest Wealthy Incomes: 65thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 168thHighest Economic Output: 180thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 210thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 255thRudest Citizens: 261stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 364thLargest Insurance Industry: 415thHighest Average Incomes: 462ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 486thLargest Populations: 489thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 598thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 644thMost Scientifically Advanced: 656thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 658thSmartest Citizens: 806thLargest Mining Sector: 814thMost Avoided: 825thLargest Information Technology Sector: 855thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,033rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,037thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,224thLargest Retail Industry: 1,425thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,538thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,064thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,217thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,288thMost Pro-Market: 2,400thMost Secular: 2,771stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,947thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,417thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,048thHighest Crime Rates: 4,293rdLargest Black Market: 6,408thHealthiest Citizens: 7,794thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 10,951stMost Stationary: 13,017thMost Developed: 14,944thMost Armed: 16,191st
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 23rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 23rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 24th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 24th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 26th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 26th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 35th in the regionMost Avoided: 35th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 43rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 49th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 54th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 70th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 72nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 92nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 111th in the regionMost Stationary: 130th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 156th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 168th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 170th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 213th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 314th in the regionLargest Black Market: 332nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 438th in the regionMost Armed: 486th 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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