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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4,655thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,463rdFattest Citizens: 7,176th
The Incorporated States of
Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Axolotl Industries

Population492 million

CurrencyAI Credit

The Incorporated States of Axolotl Industries is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 492 million Axolotl Industriesians 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 juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.4%.

The all-consuming Axolotl Industriesian economy, worth 47.2 trillion AI Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. Average income is 95,981 AI Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 339,745 per year while the poor average 19,578, a ratio of 17.4 to 1.

Citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless, in its new More is More campaign the government advertises obese men and women posing coquettishly with baked goods to spare their blushes, product development labs spend most of their money fighting the government's patent infringement lawsuits, and celebrity wrestlers thumb their nose at due process. Crime is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Axolotl Industries's national animal is the Axolotl, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Axolotl Industries is ranked 189,301st in the world and 162nd in Shinka for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -7.07 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4,655thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,463rdFattest Citizens: 7,176thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,792ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,882ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,115thTop
Most Avoided: 10,429thLargest Retail Industry: 11,721stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,893rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,666thLargest Gambling Industry: 16,175thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 17,902ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18,970th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 15th in the region

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