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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 490th Largest Gambling Industry: 635th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 870th
The Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Living Free
Influence
Hegemony
Founder
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Economy
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Arlenton

Population13.805 billion

CapitalCharleston
Leaderthe President of Arlenton
FaithChristianity

CurrencyDollar
AnimalArlenton Eagle

The Republic of Arlenton is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the President of Arlenton with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, national health service, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 13.805 billion Arlentans are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Social Policy and Environment not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Charleston. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Arlentan economy, worth a remarkable 3,140 trillion Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 227,454 Dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,552,722 per year while the poor average 12,070, a ratio of 128 to 1.

Labour strikes are routinely squashed by police, it's a hard-knock life for the orphans doing factory work for a pittance, the industries of Arlenton are coughing all the way to the bank, and The President of Arlenton has been known to make speeches in fishing waders. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Arlenton's national animal is the Arlenton Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Christianity.

Arlenton is ranked 174,613th in the world and 3rd in The Capitalist Alliance for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -39.87 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 490thLargest Gambling Industry: 635thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 870thFattest Citizens: 876thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,012thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,055thMost Armed: 1,079thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,279thHighest Crime Rates: 1,328thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,417thMost Avoided: 1,550thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,786thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,096thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,531stLargest Mining Sector: 2,829thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,887thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,920thHighest Economic Output: 3,065thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,602ndLargest Insurance Industry: 3,629thHighest Average Incomes: 3,799thLargest Retail Industry: 4,564thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,012thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,590thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,811thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,168thRudest Citizens: 6,655thMost Pro-Market: 6,896thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,343rdTop
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Most Stationary: 9,714thLargest Populations: 11,157thMost Efficient Economies: 12,289thMost Devout: 13,520thMost Influential: 13,905thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,334thLargest Black Market: 15,485thMost Ignorant Citizens: 16,628th

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