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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 144th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 168th Rudest Citizens: 262nd
The Confederacy of
Corporate Bordello
Terra novum et caelum
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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City States Nation

Population10.693 billion

LeaderJR Ewing


The Confederacy of City States Nation is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by JR Ewing with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 10.693 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, 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 4,060 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 379,777 Lire, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,806,193 per year while the poor average 47,026, a ratio of 38.4 to 1.

Citizens try to pass off bottlecaps they found in their backyards as historical artifacts, annulments are on the rise as couples discover their ancestors were born in the same hospitals, life expectancies inside correctional facilities vastly exceed the national average, and kids only know what plants are because they've seen them on the television. 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 843rd in the world and 20th in the South Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 55.79 Crimes Per Hour.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 144thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 168thRudest Citizens: 262ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 276thLargest Retail Industry: 289thLargest Gambling Industry: 315thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 345thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 387thMost Avoided: 393rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 400thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 418thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 419thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 453rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 507thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 523rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 557thHighest Average Incomes: 626thFattest Citizens: 709thLargest Mining Sector: 726thMost Armed: 773rdHighest Crime Rates: 843rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,211thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,338thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,417thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,553rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,571stTop
Most Cultured: 1,775thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,832ndHighest Economic Output: 1,886thMost Influential: 1,907thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,952ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,953rdSmartest Citizens: 3,337thMost Efficient Economies: 3,485thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,539thMost Devout: 5,284thTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,262ndLargest Black Market: 9,759thMost Stationary: 15,517thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,779th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionMost Avoided: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Armed: 17th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 19th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionFattest Citizens: 23rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 26th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 28th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 40th in the regionMost Cultured: 52nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 53rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 57th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 77th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 105th in the regionMost Influential: 114th in the regionMost Devout: 124th in the regionLargest Black Market: 131st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 151st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 151st in the regionLargest Populations: 189th in the regionMost Stationary: 272nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 297th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 392nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 421st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 660th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 680th in the region

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