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Nudest: 465th Highest Crime Rates: 557th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 609th
The Iowtianistic Dictatorship of
Capitalist Paradise
roar. now you are scared.
Iowt252w9
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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The Iowtianistic Dictatorship of Copyright Infringements is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Iowt252w9 with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 1.772 billion Copyright infringementians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Belize City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Copyright Infringementsian economy, worth 372 trillion Copyright infringements a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 210,152 Copyright infringements, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,297,770 per year while the poor average 14,753, a ratio of 88.0 to 1.

Government ministers claim to ride dragons to work, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes', and women wear burqas to avoid unwanted male attention. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Copyright Infringements's national animal is the Copyright attorney, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Copyright Infringements is ranked 15,198th in the world and 20th in CISB for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 236.82 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Nudest: 465thHighest Crime Rates: 557thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 609thMost Armed: 680thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 686thLargest Gambling Industry: 730thRudest Citizens: 781stFattest Citizens: 903rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 907thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 955thLargest Retail Industry: 1,075thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,544thMost Avoided: 1,576thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,777thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,848thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,932ndMost Rebellious Youth: 2,633rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,246thLargest Mining Sector: 3,491stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,552ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,335thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,672ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,957thMost Pro-Market: 7,023rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,610thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 14,628thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,198thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,472ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,665thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,348thMost Efficient Economies: 16,889th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Copyright Infringements changed its national motto to "roar. now you are scared.".
  • : Following new legislation in Copyright Infringements, women wear burqas to avoid unwanted male attention.
  • : Following new legislation in Copyright Infringements, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'.
  • : Following new legislation in Copyright Infringements, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes.
  • : Copyright Infringements lodged a message on the CISB Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Copyright Infringements, government ministers claim to ride dragons to work.
  • : Following new legislation in Copyright Infringements, it is customary to begin the summer with a fasting ritual in which people eat nothing but kumquat smoothies.
  • : Following new legislation in Copyright Infringements, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Copyright Infringements, comic books avoid plot inconsistencies by removing the plot.
  • : Following new legislation in Copyright Infringements, the "right of sanctuary" stops police pursuit into temples and churches.

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