Highest Wealthy Incomes: 62nd Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 165th Highest Economic Output: 181st
The Free Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Knowledge (and money) is power
Regional Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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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 public floggings, strictly enforced bedtime, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 27.967 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 10,384 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 178,992nd in the world and 4,700th in Balder for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 9.32 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 62ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 165thHighest Economic Output: 181stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 216thRudest Citizens: 257thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 259thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 361stLargest Insurance Industry: 418thHighest Average Incomes: 478thLargest Populations: 488thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 497thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 615thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 655thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 677thMost Scientifically Advanced: 705thLargest Mining Sector: 816thMost Avoided: 833rdSmartest Citizens: 842ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 913thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,038thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,117thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,237thLargest Retail Industry: 1,474thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,612thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,002ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,055thMost Pro-Market: 2,108thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,318thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,040thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,475thMost Secular: 3,526thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,151stHighest Crime Rates: 4,473rdLargest Black Market: 6,499thHealthiest Citizens: 8,134thTop
10%
Most Subsidized Industry: 11,676thMost Stationary: 12,783rdMost Developed: 15,985thMost Armed: 16,295th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 16th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 24th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Avoided: 35th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 35th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 38th in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 49th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 55th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 73rd in the regionMost Secular: 80th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 91st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 108th in the regionMost Stationary: 122nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 145th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 164th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 165th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 210th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 315th in the regionLargest Black Market: 325th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 445th in the regionMost Armed: 466th 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%).

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