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Rudest Citizens: 19thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 51stHighest Crime Rates: 53rd
The Coadunate Member State of
Anarchy
Make it up as I go.
HappyBard
Influence
Superpower
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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Ferret Civilization

Population10.75 billion

CapitalHaven
LeaderHappyBard
FaithTheism

CurrencyDation
AnimalLivestock

The Coadunate Member State of Ferret Civilization is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by HappyBard with a fair hand, and renowned for its aversion to nipples, flagrant waste-dumping, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 10.75 billion Salmagundi live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Public Transport. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Haven. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Salmagundi economy, worth a remarkable 4,523 trillion Dations a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 420,765 Dations, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,743,585 per year while the poor average 25,538, a ratio of 107 to 1.

Rioting and unrest sweep the nation, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, the land is famous throughout the region for its rampant lawlessness, and the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ferret Civilization's national animal is the Livestock, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Theism.

Ferret Civilization is ranked 202nd in the world and 1st in The Spinward Arm for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 37,243.66 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 19thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 51stHighest Crime Rates: 53rdMost Armed: 58thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 63rdFattest Citizens: 92ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 101stMost Avoided: 132ndLargest Retail Industry: 155thLargest Gambling Industry: 202ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 204thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 240thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 248thMost Rebellious Youth: 311thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 313thLargest Mining Sector: 394thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 419thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 481stHighest Average Incomes: 617thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 814thLargest Insurance Industry: 852ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 936thMost Scientifically Advanced: 967thHighest Drug Use: 1,092ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,253rdMost Extreme: 1,331stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,470thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,600thMost Politically Free: 1,650thMost Pro-Market: 1,755thHighest Economic Output: 2,222ndTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,755thMost Secular: 2,971stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,427thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,532ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,548thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,612thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,707thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,788thSmartest Citizens: 4,246thNudest: 8,901stTop
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Largest Black Market: 12,878th

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