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Highest Crime Rates: 310th Most Armed: 408th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 617th
The 23 of
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The 23 of ----------------------- is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by West-Flanders with an even hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, complete lack of public education, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 12.824 billion -----------------------ians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Paq. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient -----------------------ian economy, worth a remarkable 2,481 trillion 23s 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 Soda Sales, Gambling, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an impressive 193,540 23s, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,125,901 per year while the poor average 15,727, a ratio of 71.6 to 1.

Eminent domain has been abolished, the government is a law unto itself, military spending is on the increase, and citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. -----------------------'s national animal is the 23, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Blaat.

----------------------- is ranked 1,342nd in the world and 5th in belgium for Most Avoided, scoring 1,227.5 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Highest Crime Rates: 310thMost Armed: 408thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 617thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 637thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,135thFattest Citizens: 1,239thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,316thMost Avoided: 1,342ndLargest Gambling Industry: 1,492ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,582ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,754thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 1,839thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,951stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,125thMost Efficient Economies: 2,309thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,950thHighest Economic Output: 3,083rdRudest Citizens: 3,507thLargest Retail Industry: 3,865thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4,408thLargest Mining Sector: 4,648thHighest Average Incomes: 5,069thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,180thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,017thNudest: 7,669thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,955thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,104thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,316thHighest Drug Use: 8,325thLargest Populations: 8,473rdTop
Most Pro-Market: 9,574thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,883rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,598thMost Influential: 11,823rdLargest Black Market: 13,189thSmartest Citizens: 16,090th
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 10th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the region

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