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Largest Retail Industry: 2,763rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,230thRudest Citizens: 6,043rd
The United States of
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Federal Government and Central Bank of the USIH
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Founder / President of the United States of Independence Hill
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Independence Hill

Population6.259 billion

CapitalCannabis Court DC
LeaderPresident William Foster
FaithFreedom from and of religion

CurrencyUniversal Treasury Note
AnimalEagle

The United States of Independence Hill is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by President William Foster with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, otherworldly petting zoo, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 6.259 billion New Americans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cannabis Court DC. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.6%.

The frighteningly efficient New American economy, worth a remarkable 1,081 trillion Universal Treasury Notes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 172,855 Universal Treasury Notes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 603,340 per year while the poor average 36,023, a ratio of 16.7 to 1.

Prison walls have had to be modified to keep parkour-trained criminals from escaping, annual government budgets include a sizeable spend on "making things look fabulous", hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, and computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Independence Hill's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Freedom from and of religion.

Independence Hill is ranked 90,497th in the world and 14th in Independence Hill for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 2,117.56 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Governments: 13,970thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,054thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,533rdMost Pacifist: 15,031stMost Secular: 15,090thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,739thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,324thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17,678thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,568thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,484thHighest Economic Output: 19,850thMost Cultured: 20,151stMost Cheerful Citizens: 22,909thHealthiest Citizens: 23,571st
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the region

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