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Most Influential: 64th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 449th Largest Gambling Industry: 486th
The Clampdown of
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Joe Strummer
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Population20.883 billion

CapitalAirstrip One
LeaderJoe Strummer
FaithShouldn't have answered that issue

CurrencyShow Me Da Money

The Clampdown of Kaputer is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Joe Strummer with a fair hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, keen interest in outer space, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 20.883 billion Kaputerians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order is also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Airstrip One. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Kaputerian economy, worth a remarkable 6,025 trillion Show Me Da Monies a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 288,515 Show Me Da Monies, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 837,988 per year while the poor average 78,627, a ratio of 10.7 to 1.

Cancer rates amongst the richest in society are inexplicably on the rise, weighted heels are added to military boots to ensure diminutive celebrities meet minimum requirements, the government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment, and playing an online nation simulation game legally obliges you to buy the creator's latest novel. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Kaputer's national animal is the Pug, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Shouldn't have answered that issue.

Kaputer is ranked 2,355th in the world and 23rd in Capitalist Paradise for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 84.36 Workforce Participation Rate.

Most Influential: 64thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 449thLargest Gambling Industry: 486thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 663rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 692ndMost Armed: 903rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 914thMost Stationary: 916thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 921stHighest Economic Output: 1,002ndFattest Citizens: 1,006thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,184thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,212thRudest Citizens: 1,215thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 1,798thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,845thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,874thHighest Crime Rates: 2,090thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,355thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,453rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,845thLargest Mining Sector: 2,923rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3,026thMost Avoided: 3,043rdLargest Black Market: 3,609thLargest Retail Industry: 3,864thMost Cultured: 3,907thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,985thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,209thLargest Populations: 4,600thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,838thHighest Drug Use: 6,374thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,420thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,881stSmartest Citizens: 7,273rdTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 8,631stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,427thMost Politically Free: 10,723rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,718thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,793rdMost Efficient Economies: 12,176thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,798thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,154th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 12th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 12th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 15th in the regionMost Armed: 16th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 18th in the regionMost Politically Free: 19th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 20th in the regionRudest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 22nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 23rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Populations: 26th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 26th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 28th in the region

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