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Largest Gambling Industry: 18,458th
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El Caballo Salvaje

Population4.026 billion


The Queen's State of El Caballo Salvaje is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of public education, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 4.026 billion El Caballo Salvajeans 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, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.2%.

The thriving El Caballo Salvajean economy, worth 141 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is quite specialized and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 35,165 betales, with the richest citizens earning 8.9 times as much as the poorest.

The government is avowedly atheist, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, voting is voluntary, and the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry. Crime is a problem. El Caballo Salvaje's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

El Caballo Salvaje is ranked 194,828th in the world and 5th in The Southern Ocean for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 28.31 Tourists Per Hour.

Largest Gambling Industry: 18,458th

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