The Free Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Knowledge (and money) is power
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Free Republic of Rich Scholars is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, parental licensing program, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 26.351 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 a remarkable 9,807 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 372,178 books, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,319,836 per year while the poor average 5,554, 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 3,824th in Balder and 128,622nd in the world for Most Pacifist, scoring -1,998 on the Lennon-Springsteen Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rich Scholars fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Developed.
  • : Rich Scholars fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Developed.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Trout Fishing Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Rich Scholars fell out of the world Top 10% for Safest.
  • : Rich Scholars fell out of the world Top 5% for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Rich Scholars fell out of the regional Top 5% for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.

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by Max Barry

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