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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,456th Largest Retail Industry: 4,854th Rudest Citizens: 5,076th
The Federal Republic of
Corporate Bordello
Of the free people for the free people
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Free Republic of Sonora

Population505 million

CapitalHermosillo

Currencypeso
Animaleagle

The Federal Republic of Free Republic of Sonora is a huge, safe nation, notable for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 505 million sonorenses 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hermosillo. The average income tax rate is 37.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient  Free Republic of Sonora economy, worth 54.1 trillion pesos a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 107,098 pesos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

The government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines, and tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Free Republic of Sonora's national animal is the eagle.

Free Republic of Sonora is ranked 113,598th in the world and 5,333rd in the South Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 32.63 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 9,909th
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Largest Retail Industry: 146th in the regionRudest Citizens: 158th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 292nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 354th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 479th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 546th in the regionMost Developed: 582nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 595th in the regionMost Secular: 642nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 650th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 657th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 659th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 665th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 669th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 672nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 705th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 711th in the regionMost Inclusive: 743rd in the region

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