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Largest Retail Industry: 2,456th Most Avoided: 3,566th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,896th
The Democratic Republic of
Corporate Police State
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Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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-jEw tOPiA

Population996 million

Capitalthe moneypit

CurrencyShekel
Animalcommon household slave

The Democratic Republic of -jEw tOPiA is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, unlimited-speed roads, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 996 million -jEw tOPiAians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the moneypit. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.0%.

The frighteningly efficient -jEw tOPiAian economy, worth 114 trillion Shekels a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 114,783 Shekels, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 584,698 per year while the poor average 12,436, a ratio of 47.0 to 1.

Immigrant herding has become a national pastime, the government's suicide hotline now redirects callers to local tax lawyers, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent, and bizarre-looking creatures called 'common household slavedogs' dominate wildlife preserves. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. -jEw tOPiA's national animal is the common household slave, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

-jEw tOPiA is ranked 72,091st in the world and 3,486th in Lazarus for Most Cultured, scoring 66 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Largest Retail Industry: 2,456thMost Avoided: 3,566thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,896thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,959thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,048thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,073rdFattest Citizens: 4,391stLargest Gambling Industry: 4,750thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,227thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,803rdTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,283rdMost Armed: 10,524thMost Pro-Market: 11,753rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,007thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,123rdMost Secular: 16,905th
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Largest Retail Industry: 131st in the regionMost Avoided: 217th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 226th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 239th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 241st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 261st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 272nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 287th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 328th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 354th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 461st in the regionMost Armed: 463rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 505th in the regionMost Extreme: 613th in the region

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