by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 504thLargest Retail Industry: 774thFattest Citizens: 834th
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Business States of America

Population3.354 billion

CapitalWall Street
Leaderthe Free Market


The Commonwealth of Business States of America is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by the Free Market with a fair hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, smutty television, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 3.354 billion Business Statians 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, corrupt, pro-business government prioritizes Industry, with Defense, Law & Order, and Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wall Street. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Business Statian of America economy, worth 839 trillion dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 250,415 dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 714,913 per year while the poor average 69,905, a ratio of 10.2 to 1.

Proper policy proposals prerequire professional peer-reviewed papers, citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes, frightened witnesses and seriously ill jurors wear the same handcuffs as the defendant, and the prevalence of circular logic frequently renders parliamentary observers dizzy. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Business States of America's national animal is the eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Business States of America is ranked 260,418th in the world and 7,202nd in Lazarus for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.35 bananas ingested per day.

Rudest Citizens: 504thLargest Retail Industry: 774thFattest Citizens: 834thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 968thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,010thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,076thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,227thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,437thMost Avoided: 1,716thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,234thMost Efficient Economies: 2,314thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,470thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 3,041stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,236thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,714thHighest Average Incomes: 3,915thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,017thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,056thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,227thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,294thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,351stMost Influential: 5,479thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,526thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,667thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,673rdMost Rebellious Youth: 6,798thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,914thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,653rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,639thMost Armed: 11,540thTop
Smartest Citizens: 13,955thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,603rdMost Secular: 18,037thLargest Governments: 23,555thHighest Poor Incomes: 24,254thHighest Drug Use: 24,729th
Rudest Citizens: 17th in the regionFattest Citizens: 33rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 34th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 36th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 44th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 49th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 50th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 65th in the regionMost Avoided: 71st in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 81st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 102nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 112th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 113th in the regionMost Influential: 122nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 129th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 134th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 163rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 182nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 193rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 204th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 228th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 256th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 266th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 267th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 267th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 269th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 364th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 390th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 418th in the regionMost Armed: 463rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 510th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 563rd in the region

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