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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 68th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 111th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 152nd
The Corporate-Owned Kingdom of
Corporate Bordello
Increased profits create happiness.
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Economic Nirvana

Population32.578 billion

CapitalLucre
LeaderGovernment Incorporated CEO Lord Phoenix
Faithworship of the Almighty Dollar

Currencystock certificate
Animalcorporate weasel

The Corporate-Owned Kingdom of Economic Nirvana is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Government Incorporated CEO Lord Phoenix with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, unlimited-speed roads, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 32.578 billion Economic Nirvanans 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, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lucre. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Economic Nirvanan economy, worth an astonishing 13,039 trillion stock certificates a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 400,253 stock certificates, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,342,006 per year while the poor average 32,082, a ratio of 73.0 to 1.

Citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one, an extra hand on the leg will give a horse-and-a-half of lead in a hundred jiffies on seven furlongs, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls, and it's said that any enemy of democracy is a friend to Government Incorporated CEO Lord Phoenix. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Economic Nirvana's national animal is the corporate weasel, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is worship of the Almighty Dollar.

Economic Nirvana is ranked 249th in the world and 6th in The East Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 89.3 Obesity Rate.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 68thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 111thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 152ndHighest Economic Output: 170thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 173rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 182ndLargest Insurance Industry: 190thLargest Gambling Industry: 223rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 227thFattest Citizens: 249thMost Avoided: 295thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 369thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 405thRudest Citizens: 405thMost Stationary: 418thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 433rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 449thHighest Crime Rates: 471stLargest Mining Sector: 536thHighest Average Incomes: 541stMost Armed: 577thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 624thMost Efficient Economies: 656thLargest Retail Industry: 666thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 749thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 849thLargest Populations: 886thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,049thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,177thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,467thMost Primitive: 2,866thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,813thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,081stLargest Black Market: 5,810thMost Devout: 6,038thMost Pro-Market: 6,488thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,867thHighest Drug Use: 7,577thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,659thTop
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Most Influential: 9,584thMost Cultured: 11,624thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,574th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 16th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 80th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 84th in the regionMost Primitive: 86th in the regionLargest Black Market: 92nd in the regionMost Devout: 136th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 144th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 150th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 154th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 181st in the regionMost Cultured: 290th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 465th in the regionMost Influential: 510th in the region

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