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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,624th Nudest: 1,688th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,717th
The Dictatorship of
Compulsory Consumerist State
We live, we die. It matters not what we do.
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Country of CityTowne

Population472 million

CapitalCountry of CityTowne City

CurrencyCCTC
AnimalAxolotl

The Dictatorship of Country of CityTowne is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, compulsory military service, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 472 million easily manipulated citizens are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Country of CityTowne City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.7%.

The frighteningly efficient CityTownian economy, worth 62.9 trillion CCTCS a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 133,288 CCTCS, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 868,541 per year while the poor average 8,104, a ratio of 107 to 1.

Government popup ads are springing up like weeds, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, and hotels often double as quarantine zones. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Country of CityTowne's national animal is the Axolotl, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Country of CityTowne is ranked 133,267th in the world and 531st in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -6.32 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,624thNudest: 1,688thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,717thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,446thFattest Citizens: 2,516thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,202ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,229thMost Secular: 3,279thMost Avoided: 3,348thLargest Mining Sector: 3,381stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,987thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,253rdMost Influential: 4,846thLargest Retail Industry: 5,601stMost Corrupt Governments: 6,121stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,450thMost Pro-Market: 7,766thTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,360thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,235thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,956thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 13,744thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,009thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14,026th
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Nudest: 3rd in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 32nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 35th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 37th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 42nd in the regionMost Influential: 45th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 48th in the regionMost Avoided: 57th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 57th in the regionMost Secular: 58th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 58th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 59th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 63rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 63rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 69th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Country of CityTowne, hotels often double as quarantine zones.
  • : Following new legislation in Country of CityTowne, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Following new legislation in Country of CityTowne, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech.
  • : Country of CityTowne was reclassified from "Corporate Police State" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
  • : Following new legislation in Country of CityTowne, government popup ads are springing up like weeds.
  • : Country of CityTowne was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Corporate Police State".
  • : Following new legislation in Country of CityTowne, theft is considered to be okay if the crime happened a long time ago.
  • : Country of CityTowne was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Country of CityTowne, people have become comfortably numb.
  • : Following new legislation in Country of CityTowne, a popular CityTownian saying is 'wishing upon a fallen jet engine'.

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