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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,789thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,269thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,024th
The Republic of
Corporate Bordello
Strength Through Freedom
None
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Superb

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Aprest

Population2.993 billion

CapitalNone
LeaderNone
FaithNone

Currencypound
Animalkangaroo

The Republic of Aprest is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by None with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 2.993 billion Aprestians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, pro-business government prioritizes Spirituality, with Defense and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of None. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.1%.

The very strong Aprestian economy, worth 199 trillion pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. Average income is 66,798 pounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 248,959 per year while the poor average 12,573, a ratio of 19.8 to 1.

Citizens are less concerned with policy and more concerned with whether politicians "call 'em like they see 'em", a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away, the nation is Oneid's leading manufacturer of intricately-patterned sweaters, and crop circles are intently studied by investigators with questionable merits. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Aprest's national animal is the kangaroo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is None.

Aprest is ranked 187,326th in the world and 197th in Oneid for Most Beautiful Environments, with 433.15 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,789thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,269thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,024thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 14,086thMost Pro-Market: 21,620thHighest Disposable Incomes: 24,240th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 16th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 19th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 19th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 19th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 25th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 25th in the regionMost Cultured: 27th in the regionMost Politically Free: 32nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 32nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 32nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aprest was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Aprest was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Aprest, crop circles are intently studied by investigators with questionable merits.
  • : Following new legislation in Aprest, the nation is Oneid's leading manufacturer of intricately-patterned sweaters.
  • : Following new legislation in Aprest, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away.
  • : Following new legislation in Aprest, citizens are less concerned with policy and more concerned with whether politicians "call 'em like they see 'em".
  • : Following new legislation in Aprest, prison visits increase substantially during election years.
  • : Aprest changed its national faith to "None" and its leader to "None".
  • : Aprest was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Aprest, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more.

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