Highest Wealthy Incomes: 64th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 166th Highest Economic Output: 188th
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 notable for its parental licensing program, strictly enforced bedtime, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 28.316 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 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 10,514 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 162,865th in the world and 4,038th in Balder for Lowest Crime Rates, with 8.9 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Top
1%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 64thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 166thHighest Economic Output: 188thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 223rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 267thRudest Citizens: 274thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 369thLargest Insurance Industry: 437thLargest Populations: 486thHighest Average Incomes: 494thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 519thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 636thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 684thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 688thMost Scientifically Advanced: 790thLargest Mining Sector: 835thMost Avoided: 859thSmartest Citizens: 895thLargest Agricultural Sector: 988thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,028thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,073rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,289thLargest Retail Industry: 1,582ndTop
5%
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,794thMost Efficient Economies: 2,013thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,046thMost Pro-Market: 2,150thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,291stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,058thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,552ndHighest Crime Rates: 4,252ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,256thMost Secular: 4,629thLargest Black Market: 6,534thTop
10%
Healthiest Citizens: 8,438thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,011thMost Stationary: 12,273rdMost Armed: 14,826thMost Developed: 16,638th
Top
1%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 20th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 26th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Avoided: 34th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 35th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 35th in the regionTop
5%
Largest Publishing Industry: 45th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 56th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 58th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 71st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 80th in the regionMost Secular: 99th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 108th in the regionMost Stationary: 119th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 136th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 163rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 174th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 195th in the regionTop
10%
Healthiest Citizens: 311th in the regionLargest Black Market: 317th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 415th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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%).
  • : 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.

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