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Highest Crime Rates: 1,478th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,637th Highest Drug Use: 1,886th
The Most Caprine Malevolence of
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My peace has always depended on all the ashes in my wake.
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Duckspeaker
Procurator
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Kyrusia

Population16.578 billion

CapitalPandæmonium
Leaderthe Overgoat
Faiththe Cult of the Overgoat

CurrencyFaustian bargain
Animaldiabolic ibex

The Most Caprine Malevolence of Kyrusia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Overgoat with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 16.578 billion infernal caprids enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Public Transport. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pandæmonium. Income tax is unheard of.

The strong infernally caprine economy, worth a remarkable 1,564 trillion Faustian bargains 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 Retail, Uranium Mining, and Soda Sales. Average income is 94,369 Faustian bargains, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 744,932 per year while the poor average 2,934, a ratio of 253 to 1.

Claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges, exam halls are littered with used needles and empty pill bottles, in a fit of passion the Overgoat has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions, and the Cult of the Overgoat has been named as Kyrusia's national religion. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Kyrusia's national animal is the diabolic ibex, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the Cult of the Overgoat.

Kyrusia is ranked 89,926th in the world and 64th in The Local Cluster for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 65.5 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Highest Crime Rates: 1,478thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,637thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 1,886thFattest Citizens: 1,956thMost Armed: 1,987thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,228thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,552ndMost Avoided: 2,604thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,776thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,968thLargest Mining Sector: 3,789thRudest Citizens: 4,696thMost Pro-Market: 5,301stLargest Retail Industry: 6,285thMost Stationary: 6,490thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6,816thLargest Populations: 7,307thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,631stHighest Economic Output: 7,902ndTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,064thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,386thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,532ndLargest Gambling Industry: 9,991stMost Influential: 11,277thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,467thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,748thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,705thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15,966thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,441stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,151st
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the region

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