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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 461stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 757thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 810th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Do you really need a comment on how I make my decisions
Influence
Powerbroker
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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I Always Choose The First Option

Population6.273 billion

CapitalCapital City
LeaderLeader
FaithNational Religion

CurrencyCurrency
AnimalNational Animal

The Republic of I Always Choose The First Option is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 6.273 billion I Always Choose The First Optionians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 63.7%.

The frighteningly efficient I Always Choose The First Optionian economy, worth a remarkable 1,761 trillion Currencies a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 280,874 Currencies, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 876,695 per year while the poor average 69,092, a ratio of 12.7 to 1.

Human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants, the new national mascot has to be wheeled onto the field of play, victims of crime are viewed as less trustworthy than politicians, and the government seizes the property of the recently deceased. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. I Always Choose The First Option's national animal is the National Animal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is National Religion.

I Always Choose The First Option is ranked 66,132nd in the world and 6th in TERRY for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 1,037.45 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 461stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 757thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 810thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 881stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 926thMost Devout: 1,075thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,215thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,830thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,981stTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,467thLargest Black Market: 2,548thHighest Average Incomes: 2,554thLowest Crime Rates: 2,734thHealthiest Citizens: 2,813thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,665thLargest Mining Sector: 3,779thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,170thMost Efficient Economies: 4,473rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,658thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,860thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,970thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,475thSmartest Citizens: 8,129thLargest Governments: 8,625thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,368thHighest Economic Output: 9,567thTop
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Best Weather: 14,379thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,994thMost Stationary: 18,264thMost Developed: 18,628thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,740thMost Influential: 19,098thMost Inclusive: 20,363rdHighest Poor Incomes: 23,196thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 24,056th

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