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 notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, public floggings, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 25.748 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 a remarkable 9,582 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 2,627th in Balder and 97,893rd in the world for Highest Drug Use, scoring 48 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 44 days ago

  • 9 days ago: Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • 28 days ago: Rich Scholars fell out of the world Top 10% for Safest.
  • 48 days ago: Rich Scholars fell out of the world Top 5% for Fattest Citizens.
  • 48 days ago: Rich Scholars fell out of the regional Top 5% for Fattest Citizens.
  • 55 days ago: Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 95 days ago: Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 1%).
  • 97 days ago: Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Godforsaken (last census: Top 5%).
  • 97 days ago: Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Godforsaken (last census: Top 5%).
  • 108 days ago: Rich Scholars fell out of the world Top 5% for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • 125 days ago: Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Avoided (last census: Top 5%).

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by Max Barry

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