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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 111th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 457th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 664th
The Constitutional Republic of
Anarchy
From many, one more
Influence
Powerbroker
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Alternate Universe 912

Population16.337 billion

CapitalWashington City
LeaderKieth Beldan

CurrencyNew Dollar
AnimalThunderbird

The Constitutional Republic of Alternate Universe 912 is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Kieth Beldan with a fair hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, unlimited-speed roads, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 16.337 billion Twelvers live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, pro-business, outspoken individuals is primarily concerned with Education, with Defense and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Washington City. Income tax is unheard of.

The very strong Twelver economy, worth a remarkable 3,010 trillion New Dollars 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 Pizza Delivery, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 184,295 New Dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,345,019 per year while the poor average 7,844, a ratio of 171 to 1.

Twelvers have replaced bears in a popular idiom, the nation's entire cultural heritage is being auctioned off to the rich, open-casket funerals are avoided at all cost, and farmers' market days almost always end in a shooting. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Alternate Universe 912's national animal is the Thunderbird, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Alternate Universe 912 is ranked 10,568th in the world and 1st in AU912 zombie survival bunker for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 370.06 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 111thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 457thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 664thLargest Insurance Industry: 783rdFattest Citizens: 812thHighest Crime Rates: 918thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,000thMost Armed: 1,251stTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,960thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,135thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,279thRudest Citizens: 2,353rdMost Avoided: 2,491stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,495thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,265thHighest Economic Output: 3,431stMost Rebellious Youth: 3,578thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,699thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,867thLargest Retail Industry: 4,386thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,730thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,210thHighest Average Incomes: 7,266thMost Pro-Market: 7,355thLargest Populations: 8,342ndTop
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Most Politically Free: 8,788thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,141stMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,568thLargest Mining Sector: 11,860thNudest: 11,931stSmartest Citizens: 13,417thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,916thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,301st

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