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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 151st Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 171st Largest Retail Industry: 246th
The Confederacy of
Corporate Bordello
Terra novum et caelum
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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City States Nation

Population10.381 billion

LeaderJR Ewing


The Confederacy of City States Nation is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by JR Ewing with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, free-roaming dinosaurs, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 10.381 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, pro-business 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 3,916 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 377,246 Lire, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,833,251 per year while the poor average 44,835, a ratio of 40.9 to 1.

Practising saying 'how now brown cow' is an essential part of holiday planning, wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high, the national sporting identity is represented by a talking burger and a singing smartphone, and sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations. 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 65,595th in the world and 2,972nd in the South Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 64 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 151stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 171stLargest Retail Industry: 246thHighest Disposable Incomes: 284thLargest Gambling Industry: 290thRudest Citizens: 294thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 344thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 389thMost Avoided: 392ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 413thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 418thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 423rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 459thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 514thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 550thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 561stHighest Average Incomes: 645thFattest Citizens: 735thLargest Mining Sector: 754thMost Armed: 794thHighest Crime Rates: 862ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,222ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,321stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,442ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,471stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,638thTop
Most Cultured: 1,804thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,819thHighest Economic Output: 1,957thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,009thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,015thMost Influential: 2,029thMost Efficient Economies: 3,501stSmartest Citizens: 3,519thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,628thMost Devout: 4,696thTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,380thLargest Black Market: 9,946thMost Pro-Market: 13,944thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,190thMost Stationary: 16,367th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13th in the regionMost Avoided: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Armed: 18th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 20th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 23rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 29th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 29th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 30th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 42nd in the regionMost Cultured: 53rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 57th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 58th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 79th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 108th in the regionMost Influential: 112th in the regionMost Devout: 115th in the regionLargest Black Market: 139th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 154th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 163rd in the regionLargest Populations: 213th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 253rd in the regionMost Stationary: 306th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 395th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 455th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 507th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 631st in the region

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