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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,752ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,554thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,397th
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Intelligence Newspaper

Population40 million

CurrencyGold pound

The Community of Intelligence Newspaper is a small, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, frequent executions, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 40 million Intelligence Newspaperians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 17.3%.

The thriving Intelligence Newspaperian economy, worth 2.68 trillion Gold pounds a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Retail, and Soda Sales. Average income is 67,121 Gold pounds, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 404,542 per year while the poor average 5,009, a ratio of 80.8 to 1.

Dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375, more and more students are taking up a career in medicine, the Hanging Gardens account for half of Intelligence Newspaper City's water use, and the government asks not what you can do for your country but what you can do to tidy their country homes. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Intelligence Newspaper's national animal is the colibri.

Intelligence Newspaper is ranked 94,036th in the world and 3,274th in the Rejected Realms for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 1,426.11 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,752ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,554thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,397thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,136thTop
Fattest Citizens: 16,158thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 22,642ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 26,306thMost Rebellious Youth: 29,808th
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 155th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 198th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 252nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 310th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 324th in the regionFattest Citizens: 469th in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 690th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 761st in the regionRudest Citizens: 780th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 809th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 945th in the region

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