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Most Influential: 90thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 411thLargest Gambling Industry: 527th
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Population23.515 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 renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, compulsory military service, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 23.515 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 7,024 trillion Show Me Da Monies a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 298,727 Show Me Da Monies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Playing an online nation simulation game legally obliges you to buy the creator's latest novel, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea, the fattest folk in Kaputer look to be the happiest ones, and prisoners can't do number twos without their "toilet buddy" present. 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 225,673rd in the world and 330th in Capitalist Paradise for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -35.07 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most Influential: 90thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 411thLargest Gambling Industry: 527thHighest Disposable Incomes: 652ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 785thMost Stationary: 844thHighest Economic Output: 976thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 978thFattest Citizens: 1,254thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,351stMost Armed: 1,375thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,506thRudest Citizens: 1,654thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,773rdHighest Average Incomes: 2,007thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,238thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,460thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,484thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,488thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,794thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,057thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,098thHighest Crime Rates: 3,364thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,401stMost Cultured: 3,726thLargest Black Market: 3,840thLargest Mining Sector: 3,960thLargest Populations: 4,409thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,532ndLargest Retail Industry: 5,047thMost Avoided: 5,137thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,543rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,270thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,625thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,985thSmartest Citizens: 7,284thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 12,655thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,068thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,499thMost Efficient Economies: 14,504thHighest Drug Use: 15,465thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,220thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,260thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,750thMost Politically Free: 20,923rd
Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 16th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 18th in the regionMost Cultured: 19th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Armed: 20th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 23rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionFattest Citizens: 24th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 26th in the regionRudest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 30th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 32nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 33rd in the region

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