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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,746th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,656th Largest Retail Industry: 9,704th
The Free Land of
Corporate Bordello
The only way to Peace is Freedom.
Influence
Newcomer
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Captain James Quincy Hardfort

Population75 million

CurrencyHardfort Dollar
AnimalElk

The Free Land of Captain James Quincy Hardfort is a large, efficient nation, renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 75 million Captain James Quincy Hardfortians 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, Education, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.7%.

The powerhouse Captain James Quincy Hardfortian economy, worth 6.59 trillion Hardfort Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Average income is 87,832 Hardfort Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 381,559 per year while the poor average 12,818, a ratio of 29.8 to 1.

Student exchange programs are in trouble as everyone wants to leave but no-one wants to come, posing for pictures is an integral part of military training, museums have more touchscreens on display than artifacts, and residents of ageing concrete tower blocks have vital renovation work stopped by Brutalism enthusiasts. Crime is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Captain James Quincy Hardfort's national animal is the Elk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Captain James Quincy Hardfort is ranked 142,276th in the world and 6,058th in the West Pacific for Safest, scoring 30.43 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,746thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,656thLargest Retail Industry: 9,704thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,278thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,132ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,111thMost Avoided: 12,238thLargest Mining Sector: 12,486thFattest Citizens: 12,672ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,408thMost Pro-Market: 16,606th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 55th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 252nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 253rd in the regionMost Avoided: 297th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 326th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 330th in the regionFattest Citizens: 340th in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 362nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 377th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 394th in the regionRudest Citizens: 470th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 536th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 605th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 634th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 655th in the region

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