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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 381st Largest Gambling Industry: 451st Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 453rd
The Free Economic Zone of
Capitalist Paradise
What time we recording the motto? Wait, is that mike on
Regional Influence
Auxiliary
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Free Economic Zone of Arcologia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by no one with an even hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, daily referendums, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 13.277 billion Arcologians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eldfell Energy Arcology. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Arcologian economy, worth a remarkable 3,607 trillion Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Retail, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 271,699 Credits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,906,643 per year while the poor average 13,216, a ratio of 144 to 1.

Tourists often cite 'hiding money in an off-shore banking account' as their main reason to visit the nation, the automobile industry is sitting up and taking notice of the new 24 hour race events... as are the track's sleepless neighbours, the nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers, and it's always rabbit season. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Arcologia's national animal is the Finch, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Arcologia is ranked 5,358th in the world and 2nd in The Cornellian Empire for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 6,867.09 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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1%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 381stLargest Gambling Industry: 451stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 453rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 456thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 476thLargest Insurance Industry: 511thHighest Crime Rates: 512thMost Armed: 532ndFattest Citizens: 641stRudest Citizens: 693rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 811thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 887thMost Avoided: 991stLargest Retail Industry: 1,180thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,366thMost Efficient Economies: 1,381stHighest Average Incomes: 1,633rdHighest Economic Output: 1,745thTop
5%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,786thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,987thLargest Mining Sector: 2,280thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,820thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,717thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,093rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,143rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,235thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,358thMost Pro-Market: 6,408thLargest Populations: 7,943rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,727thTop
10%
Largest Black Market: 10,486thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,677thMost Influential: 11,342ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,936thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,133rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,344th
Top
5%
Most Avoided: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the region

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  • : Arcologia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Arcologia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Arcologia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Arcologia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Arcologia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Arcologia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Arcologia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Arcologia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Arcologia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Arcologia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.

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