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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 14,595th
The Ziggy Stardust of
Corporate Bordello
Summer's ashes on your window. Where the time has gone?
Regional Influence
Duckspeaker
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Ziggy Stardust of Major-Tom is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its irreverence towards religion and suspicion of poets. The hard-working, democratic population of 2.779 billion Smiths are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.4%.

The very strong Major-Tomian economy, worth 191 trillion Schmeckles a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Furniture Restoration, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 69,033 Schmeckles, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 194,865 per year while the poor average 19,576, a ratio of 10.0 to 1.

The nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees, voting is voluntary, the tenet of free speech is held dear, and concert pianists lie about their occupation to avoid ridicule. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Major-Tom's national animal is the Jerry, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Major-Tom is ranked 45,854th in the world and 2nd in Arizona for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 10,345.38 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 14,595th
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Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Major-Tom changed its national motto to "Summer's ashes on your window. Where the time has gone?".
  • : Major-Tom's influence in Arizona rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Major-Tom changed its national motto to "Summer's ashes on your window Where the time has gone".
  • : Major-Tom changed its national motto to "Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth.".
  • : Major-Tom changed its national motto to "You're a rock n roll suicide.".
  • : Major-Tom altered its national flag.
  • : Major-Tom changed its national motto to "We had five years left of crying.".
  • : Major-Tom altered its national flag.
  • : Major-Tom's influence in Arizona rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Major-Tom changed its national motto to "We could be heroes, just for one day!!" and its nation type to "Ziggy Stardust".

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