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Highest Crime Rates: 2,923rd Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4,437th Rudest Citizens: 4,867th
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Almurta

Population7.041 billion

CapitalLa Joya
LeaderPresident Nicholas Hargrove

CurrencyFederal Dollar
AnimalRock Ptarmigan

The Incorporated States of Almurta is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by President Nicholas Hargrove with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 7.041 billion Almurtans 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, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of La Joya. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.6%.

The very strong Almurtan economy, worth 467 trillion Federal Dollars 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, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 66,447 Federal Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 256,109 per year while the poor average 11,853, a ratio of 21.6 to 1.

Convicts released after being found "wrongfully imprisoned" are surprisingly chill about the whole thing, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Almurta's radio stations, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments, and young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Almurta's national animal is the Rock Ptarmigan.

Almurta is ranked 71,496th in the world and 135th in Federation of Conservative Nations for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 79.23 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Highest Crime Rates: 2,923rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,437thRudest Citizens: 4,867thFattest Citizens: 5,225thMost Armed: 5,477thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,667thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,599thLargest Retail Industry: 7,173rdHighest Drug Use: 8,285thTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 11,746thMost Pro-Market: 12,511thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,305thLargest Insurance Industry: 15,060th
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Most Stationary: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionNudest: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 13th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 15th in the regionMost Inclusive: 16th in the regionMost Armed: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 18th in the regionFattest Citizens: 20th in the region

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