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Rudest Citizens: 787thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,021stHighest Drug Use: 1,041st
The Potential of
Anarchy
It's amazing what they do with corrugation these days
Influence
Zero
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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A Cardboard Box

Population940 million

CapitalTree Fort
LeaderA boy and his tiger

Currencyimagination
AnimalStuffed Tiger

The Potential of A Cardboard Box is a huge, socially progressive nation, ruled by A boy and his tiger with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, complete lack of prisons, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 940 million Transmogrifiers live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government prioritizes Industry, with Education, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tree Fort. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Transmogrifying economy, worth 135 trillion imaginations a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 143,861 imaginations, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 896,122 per year while the poor average 9,877, a ratio of 90.7 to 1.

There's more vermin than ever on the metro, the people have taken "Hail A boy and his tiger" as an invitation to lob rocks, billions are being spent on a new island airport, and AI citizens think only in binary. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. A Cardboard Box's national animal is the Stuffed Tiger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

A Cardboard Box is ranked 3,875th in the world and 1st in Divine Mandate of Sanctum for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 27 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 787thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,021stHighest Drug Use: 1,041stHighest Crime Rates: 1,192ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,388thMost Politically Free: 1,391stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,527thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,033rdFattest Citizens: 2,228thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,531stTop
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Most Armed: 2,605thMost Avoided: 2,821stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,941stLargest Retail Industry: 3,125thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,327thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,875thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,990thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,123rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,981stNudest: 9,415thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,057thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,778thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 13,976thMost Inclusive: 15,654thMost Cultured: 15,857thHighest Average Incomes: 16,895thLargest Mining Sector: 20,249thMost Extreme: 20,434thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,441stHighest Food Quality: 22,678thMost Pro-Market: 22,786thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23,226thSmartest Citizens: 23,674thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,805th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the region

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