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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 10,040thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,231stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,785th
The Incorporated States of
Capitalist Paradise
So we meet again
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Good

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

James Sterling

Population1.179 billion

CurrencyInsurance Form
AnimalSnake

The Incorporated States of James Sterling is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.179 billion James Sterlingians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.1%.

The thriving James Sterlingian economy, worth 88.1 trillion Insurance Forms a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 74,682 Insurance Forms, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 248,570 per year while the poor average 16,720, a ratio of 14.9 to 1.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, most academic research has ground to a halt, and sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. James Sterling's national animal is the Snake, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

James Sterling is ranked 156,670th in the world and 2nd in Leverage Consulting and Associates for Most Authoritarian, with 465.52 milliStalins.

Top
5%
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 10,040thTop
10%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 11,231stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,785thHighest Disposable Incomes: 15,057thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,725th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : James Sterling's influence in Leverage Consulting and Associates rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : James Sterling was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : James Sterling was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : James Sterling was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : James Sterling was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : James Sterling was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : James Sterling was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : James Sterling was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : James Sterling's influence in Leverage Consulting and Associates rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Following new legislation in James Sterling, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations.

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