Highest Wealthy Incomes: 60th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 169th Highest Economic Output: 190th
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, complete lack of prisons, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 28.532 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 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 10,594 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 153,718th in the world and 4,391st in Balder for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -51.19 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Highest Wealthy Incomes: 60thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 169thHighest Economic Output: 190thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 229thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 276thRudest Citizens: 310thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 375thLargest Insurance Industry: 437thLargest Populations: 483rdHighest Average Incomes: 504thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 530thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 658thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 701stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 717thMost Scientifically Advanced: 843rdLargest Mining Sector: 849thMost Avoided: 897thSmartest Citizens: 920thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,001stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,083rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,101stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,300thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 1,656thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,901stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,985thMost Efficient Economies: 2,021stMost Pro-Market: 2,093rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,285thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,077thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,557thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,273rdHighest Crime Rates: 4,369thMost Secular: 5,192ndLargest Black Market: 6,609thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 8,391stMost Stationary: 12,055thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,151st
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 14th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 22nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 31st in the regionMost Avoided: 32nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 38th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 46th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 53rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 57th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 70th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 88th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 100th in the regionMost Stationary: 118th in the regionMost Secular: 121st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 139th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 165th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 169th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 192nd in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 334th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 345th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : 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.



by Max Barry

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