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Most Scientifically Advanced: 4th Most Secular: 5th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th
The Godless Mercantile Nexus of
Capitalist Paradise
Where churches are charged with fraud and racketeering!
Regional Influence
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Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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The Godless Mercantile Nexus of Isla Vista is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Colonial Premier Mawaar with an even hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, anti-smoking policies, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 31.131 billion Islanders are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, although Defense is also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trigo. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Isla Vistan economy, worth an astonishing 25,728 trillion Golden Bonds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 826,471 Golden Bonds, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,103,777 per year while the poor average 58,022, a ratio of 88.0 to 1.

Politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away, people say that smog must be good for you because of its healthy green colour, and wounded veterans can only get prosthetics if they agree to become walking billboards for the arms industry. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Isla Vista's national animal is the Marsupial Tiger, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Isla Vista is ranked 169,782nd in the world and 91st in Wysteria for Most Income Equality, scoring 1.14 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Most Scientifically Advanced: 4thMost Secular: 5thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10thHighest Economic Output: 11thMost Avoided: 13thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14thRudest Citizens: 14thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21stLargest Retail Industry: 22ndHighest Average Incomes: 23rdMost Armed: 25thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 25thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 26thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 28thSmartest Citizens: 35thLargest Insurance Industry: 37thLargest Mining Sector: 42ndFattest Citizens: 45thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 56thLargest Populations: 76thLargest Agricultural Sector: 85thHighest Crime Rates: 88thLargest Information Technology Sector: 90thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 94thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 102ndMost Corrupt Governments: 122ndMost Cultured: 132ndLargest Publishing Industry: 180thMost Stationary: 635thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,810thLargest Black Market: 2,103rdLargest Gambling Industry: 3,138thMost Influential: 4,109thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,372ndMost Rebellious Youth: 6,953rdMost Pro-Market: 8,163rdTop
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Largest Governments: 11,614thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,228th
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Most Secular: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, wounded veterans can only get prosthetics if they agree to become walking billboards for the arms industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, people say that smog must be good for you because of its healthy green colour.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, Colonial Premier Mawaar's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, the nation's new Mylab space station is notorious for being the loneliest place above the planet.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.

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