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Most Valuable International Artwork: 248thMost Influential: 288thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 782nd
The Republic of
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Population24.556 billion

CapitalSouth Park


The Republic of Boltor is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Bolty with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, public floggings, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 24.556 billion Boltorians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of South Park. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Boltorian economy, worth a remarkable 6,196 trillion Tacoes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 252,346 Tacoes, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,437,636 per year while the poor average 21,522, a ratio of 66.8 to 1.

A policy of plausible deniability helps protect the government from athletic doping scandals, the entire country is an urban wasteland as the well-to-do commute from space (Boltor has found 5 easter eggs), it is common to see Maxémon Trainer listed on Boltorian resumés, and the nation's peacekeeping efforts usually comes with a healthy dose of pillaging. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Boltor's national animal is the Dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Boltor is ranked 874th in the world and 18th in 10000 Islands for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 9,622.48 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 248thMost Influential: 288thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 782ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 874thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,062ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,096thHighest Economic Output: 1,101stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,112thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,243rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,497thTop
Most Avoided: 2,058thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,082ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,243rdHighest Crime Rates: 2,626thLargest Mining Sector: 3,001stFattest Citizens: 3,004thSmartest Citizens: 3,273rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,311thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,370thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,492ndLargest Populations: 3,529thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,903rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,024thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,623rdMost Cultured: 4,887thRudest Citizens: 5,569thMost Armed: 5,894thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,105thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,994thMost Efficient Economies: 7,332ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,479thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,886thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 9,457thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,021stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,171stLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,244thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,656thMost Stationary: 10,767thLargest Black Market: 13,257thMost Secular: 15,500thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,032nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 17th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 23rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 24th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 25th in the regionMost Avoided: 25th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Populations: 30th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 32nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 41st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 41st in the regionFattest Citizens: 42nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 46th in the regionMost Influential: 50th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 54th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 59th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 68th in the regionMost Armed: 68th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 69th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 69th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 80th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 80th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 82nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 84th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 87th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 88th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 88th in the regionMost Cultured: 90th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 91st in the regionLargest Black Market: 100th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 104th in the regionMost Stationary: 105th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 111th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 111th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 119th in the region

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