Highest Wealthy Incomes: 67th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 167th 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 renowned for its enslaved workforce, daily referendums, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 28.732 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 are ignored. 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 10,668 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 6,598th in the world and 352nd in Balder for Largest Black Market, with 50.8 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Highest Wealthy Incomes: 67thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 167thHighest Economic Output: 185thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 226thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 282ndRudest Citizens: 320thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 373rdLargest Insurance Industry: 434thLargest Populations: 471stHighest Average Incomes: 504thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 531stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 620thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 703rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 742ndLargest Mining Sector: 845thMost Avoided: 895thMost Scientifically Advanced: 915thSmartest Citizens: 946thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,015thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,102ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,211thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,323rdLargest Retail Industry: 1,702ndTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,912thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,962ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,003rdMost Pro-Market: 2,112thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,295thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,089thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,559thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,032ndHighest Crime Rates: 4,385thMost Secular: 5,415thLargest Black Market: 6,598thHealthiest Citizens: 8,308thTop
Most Stationary: 11,474thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,226thMost Developed: 16,916thMost Armed: 17,008th
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 17th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 24th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 26th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 29th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 29th in the regionMost Avoided: 31st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 36th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 44th in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 51st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 56th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 73rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 79th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 107th in the regionMost Stationary: 116th in the regionMost Secular: 126th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 148th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 158th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 161st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 209th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 333rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 352nd in the region

National Happenings

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  • : 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.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 1%).



by Max Barry

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