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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,869thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,169thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,016th
The Democratic Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
One Nation, One Leader, One God
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.393 billion

LeaderPresident Mikili Zhija

AnimalKiryan lion

The Democratic Republic of Kirby0508 is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Mikili Zhija with an even hand, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, ban on automobiles, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.393 billion Kiryans 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 Welfare, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lizh. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.8%.

The all-consuming Kiryan economy, worth 286 trillion yaings a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 84,473 yaings, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 550,404 per year while the poor average 5,137, a ratio of 107 to 1.

Costumed characters wearing Maxtopian Grass leaves remind citizens that the government now sells the green stuff, a shipwreck is everyone's fault but the captain's, people invite random old men into their homes to play with their kids, and it's not mass murder when the government does it. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Kirby0508's national animal is the Kiryan lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Kirby0508 is ranked 108,865th in the world and 2,147th in the South Pacific for Best Weather, with 104 meters of sunlight.

Largest Gambling Industry: 1,869thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,169thTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,016thMost Primitive: 5,276thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,855thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,235thMost Secular: 8,490thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,602ndTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 17,495thHighest Crime Rates: 26,402ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 26,681stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 27,906th
Largest Insurance Industry: 33rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 36th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 46th in the regionTop
Most Primitive: 92nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 101st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 154th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 155th in the regionMost Secular: 188th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 236th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 339th in the regionMost Avoided: 376th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 412th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 513th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 543rd in the region

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