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Rudest Citizens: 149th Most Scientifically Advanced: 550th Largest Information Technology Sector: 561st
The City-state of
Corporate Bordello
Respekto oni ne povas aceti
Influence
Dealmaker
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Free Port of Cristina

Population4.729 billion

CapitalCristina
LeaderQueen Nova Maxima Korvini
FaithCristinese Orthodox Church

CurrencyDigital Linda
Animalcrow

The City-state of Free Port of Cristina is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Nova Maxima Korvini with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, absence of drug laws, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 4.729 billion Cristineses 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 tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cristina. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Cristinese economy, worth a remarkable 1,405 trillion Digital Lindas a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 297,124 Digital Lindas, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,185,543 per year while the poor average 50,095, a ratio of 23.7 to 1.

Crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination, mall countdown clocks warn that there are only 364 more shopping days until Maxxmas, many marriages go virtually unconsummated, and the nation leads Eurth for unlikely accidents and truffle consumption. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Free Port of Cristina's national animal is the crow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cristinese Orthodox Church.

Free Port of Cristina is ranked 43,949th in the world and 35th in Eurth for Most Politically Free, scoring 72.1 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Rudest Citizens: 149thMost Scientifically Advanced: 550thLargest Information Technology Sector: 561stLargest Retail Industry: 617thHighest Disposable Incomes: 655thMost Armed: 679thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 839thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,015thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,075thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,217thHighest Crime Rates: 1,392ndTop
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Most Cultured: 1,524thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,560thHighest Average Incomes: 1,656thSmartest Citizens: 2,153rdLargest Gambling Industry: 2,421stMost Developed: 2,710thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,342ndMost Inclusive: 3,752ndMost Corrupt Governments: 4,246thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,270thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,232ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,820thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,378thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,481stHealthiest Citizens: 6,596thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,909thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 7,829thHighest Economic Output: 9,460thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,560thMost Influential: 11,693rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,959thLargest Governments: 12,945thMost Pro-Market: 13,634thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,114th
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Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Free Port of Cristina, the nation leads Eurth for unlikely accidents and truffle consumption.
  • : Following new legislation in Free Port of Cristina, many marriages go virtually unconsummated.
  • : Following new legislation in Free Port of Cristina, mall countdown clocks warn that there are only 364 more shopping days until Maxxmas.
  • : Following new legislation in Free Port of Cristina, crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination.
  • : Following new legislation in Free Port of Cristina, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock".
  • : Free Port of Cristina was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and Most Cultured, the Top 5% for Largest Agricultural Sector, and the Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Free Port of Cristina, Cristina has become the number one destination for urban exploration in Eurth.
  • : Following new legislation in Free Port of Cristina, the government tells its citizens to 'forgive and forget'.
  • : Free Port of Cristina was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Corporate Bordello".
  • : Following new legislation in Free Port of Cristina, wildlife near farms is slowly becoming extinct.

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