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Highest Economic Output: 382nd Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 510th Largest Mining Sector: 578th
The Freehold of
Left-Leaning College State
Per aspera ad astra
Regional Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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The Freehold of Clairmont is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by High Senator Ragnar Thorian with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 28.283 billion Freeholders enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The tiny government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Birhat. The average income tax rate is 1.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Clairmontian economy, worth a remarkable 7,974 trillion gellers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 281,941 gellers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Fighter pilots crash out of the air after failing to understand their foreign instruction manuals, eerie glow-in-the-dark cornfields give farmlands an uncanny appearance, online weather reports are predicting five years of glorious sunshine for Clairmont, and High Senator Ragnar Thorian's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Clairmont's national animal is the Banecat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Clairmont is ranked 104,293rd in the world and 3,382nd in Lazarus for Most Income Equality, scoring 25.54 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Highest Economic Output: 382ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 510thLargest Mining Sector: 578thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 584thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 592ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 644thMost Avoided: 842ndLargest Populations: 928thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,022ndMost Rebellious Youth: 1,030thMost Armed: 1,043rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,167thHighest Average Incomes: 1,440thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,449thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,521stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,592ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,764thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,882ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,259thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,545thLargest Black Market: 2,554thRudest Citizens: 2,703rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,850thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,949thHighest Crime Rates: 3,295thSmartest Citizens: 4,206thFattest Citizens: 4,228thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,388thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,226thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 10,770thLargest Retail Industry: 11,194thLargest Governments: 11,228thNudest: 12,770thMost Cultured: 14,466thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15,782nd
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Highest Economic Output: 15th in the regionLargest Populations: 23rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 37th in the regionMost Avoided: 42nd in the regionMost Armed: 45th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 45th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 46th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 57th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 64th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 70th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 77th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 84th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 98th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 100th in the regionRudest Citizens: 109th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 111th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 121st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 126th in the regionLargest Black Market: 149th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 159th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 164th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 186th in the regionFattest Citizens: 207th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 272nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 369th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 423rd in the regionNudest: 459th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 483rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Clairmont's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Clairmont was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Clairmont's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Clairmont, High Senator Ragnar Thorian's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide.
  • : Following new legislation in Clairmont, online weather reports are predicting five years of glorious sunshine for Clairmont.
  • : Following new legislation in Clairmont, eerie glow-in-the-dark cornfields give farmlands an uncanny appearance.
  • : Following new legislation in Clairmont, fighter pilots crash out of the air after failing to understand their foreign instruction manuals.
  • : Clairmont was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Clairmont ceased to exist in Lazarus.
  • : Clairmont was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate and Most Advanced Defense Forces.

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