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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 142nd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 159th Highest Disposable Incomes: 266th
The Confederacy of
Corporate Bordello
Terra novum et caelum
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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City States Nation

Population11.099 billion

LeaderJR Ewing


The Confederacy of City States Nation is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by JR Ewing with a fair hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, otherworldly petting zoo, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 11.099 billion City Staters 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 minute, corrupt, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reading. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient City States Nationian economy, worth a remarkable 4,223 trillion Lire a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 380,504 Lire, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,700,831 per year while the poor average 52,795, a ratio of 32.2 to 1.

Economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year, the government loves seeing the little people fight, police regularly arrest families playing Monopoly, and JR Ewing is described as an everyday person with normal tastes and the usual interests. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. City States Nation's national animal is the Armadillo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Industrialism.

City States Nation is ranked 64,897th in the world and 2,764th in the South Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 21.12 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 142ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 159thHighest Disposable Incomes: 266thLargest Retail Industry: 279thLargest Gambling Industry: 313thRudest Citizens: 315thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 365thMost Avoided: 390thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 394thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 395thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 396thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 420thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 445thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 500thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 509thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 555thHighest Average Incomes: 640thFattest Citizens: 690thLargest Mining Sector: 728thMost Armed: 799thHighest Crime Rates: 901stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,202ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,298thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,366thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,588thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,651stTop
Highest Economic Output: 1,811thMost Cultured: 1,817thMost Influential: 1,885thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,954thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,963rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,034thSmartest Citizens: 3,302ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,447thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,541stMost Devout: 5,762ndHighest Drug Use: 7,863rdTop
Largest Black Market: 9,942ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,345thMost Stationary: 14,493rdMost Rebellious Youth: 15,768thLargest Populations: 17,033rd
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Avoided: 14th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Armed: 19th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 19th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionFattest Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 25th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 30th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 35th in the regionMost Cultured: 46th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 55th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 55th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 73rd in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 102nd in the regionMost Devout: 122nd in the regionMost Influential: 123rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 139th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 145th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 166th in the regionLargest Populations: 185th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 225th in the regionMost Stationary: 252nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 313th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 400th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 416th in the region

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