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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 568thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 761stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,153rd
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Soveriegn States

Population29.675 billion

LeaderJanice Rudeles

CurrencyAtlantic Ducat

The Confederation of Soveriegn States is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Janice Rudeles with a fair hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, anti-smoking policies, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 29.675 billion Soveriegn Statesians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jefferson. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Soveriegn Statesian economy, worth a remarkable 5,205 trillion Atlantic Ducats a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Soda Sales, and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 175,427 Atlantic Ducats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Officials pull all-nighters to check immigrants for potential links to terrorists, annual Formula One races bring the capital to a screeching halt, even doll houses and dog kennels have to be able to withstand rigorous earthquake testing, and real power lies not in the debating room but with those who decide what is debated. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Soveriegn States's national animal is the gyrfalcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Soveriegn States is ranked 41,364th in the world and 17th in Western Atlantic for Most Devout, with 1,263.39 prayers per hour.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 568thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 761stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,153rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,666thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,133rdTop
Fattest Citizens: 2,919thHighest Economic Output: 2,948thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,787thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,190thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,280thLargest Populations: 4,348thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,064thHighest Crime Rates: 6,442ndMost Avoided: 9,028thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,470thLargest Mining Sector: 9,670thSmartest Citizens: 10,610thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,871stHighest Poor Incomes: 11,133rdMost Rebellious Youth: 12,142ndLargest Retail Industry: 12,716thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,033rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,398thHighest Average Incomes: 13,451stTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 17,246thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,369thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 22,847thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 24,918th
Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the region

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