Highest Wealthy Incomes: 61st Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 163rd Highest Economic Output: 185th
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 unlimited-speed roads, keen interest in outer space, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 28.888 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 receive no funds. 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 10,726 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 175,024th in the world and 4,739th in Balder for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, scoring -23.24 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.

Highest Wealthy Incomes: 61stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 163rdHighest Economic Output: 185thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 227thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 289thRudest Citizens: 361stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 371stLargest Insurance Industry: 435thLargest Populations: 473rdHighest Average Incomes: 508thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 534thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 612thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 721stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 748thLargest Mining Sector: 850thMost Avoided: 903rdSmartest Citizens: 957thMost Scientifically Advanced: 963rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,018thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,118thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,268thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,275thLargest Retail Industry: 1,762ndTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,863rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,940thMost Efficient Economies: 1,998thMost Pro-Market: 2,012thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,338thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,115thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,624thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,989thHighest Crime Rates: 4,507thMost Secular: 5,625thLargest Black Market: 6,667thHealthiest Citizens: 8,301stTop
Most Stationary: 11,159thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,161stMost Developed: 17,033rdMost Armed: 17,250th
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 19th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 20th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 24th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 28th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 28th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 36th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 37th in the regionMost Avoided: 39th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 45th in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 50th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 55th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 79th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 89th in the regionMost Stationary: 110th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 118th in the regionMost Secular: 143rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 158th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 178th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 185th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 218th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 316th in the regionLargest Black Market: 369th in the region

National Happenings

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  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides and Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Retail Industry, the Top 5% for Healthiest Citizens, and the Top 10% for Most Developed and Most Armed.
  • : 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.



by Max Barry

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