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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 remarkable for its anti-smoking policies. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 23.355 billion 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 3,579th in Balder and 122,003rd in the world for Best Weather, with -1,126 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 21 days ago

  • 2 days 1 hour ago: Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • 3 days 1 hour ago: Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Mining Sector.
  • 5 days ago: Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Avoided.
  • 8 days ago: Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • 11 days ago: Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • 12 days ago: Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
  • 14 days ago: Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • 15 days ago: Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • 16 days ago: Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • 17 days ago: Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Healthiest Citizens.

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by Max Barry

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