by Max Barry

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,070thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,130thFattest Citizens: 7,598th
The Financial Services of
Compulsory Consumerist State
MasterCard Gold
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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MasterCard Gold Card

Population2.783 billion

CapitalPurchase New York
LeaderMasterCard Incorporated

Animalgreat white shark

The Financial Services of MasterCard Gold Card is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by MasterCard Incorporated with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, parental licensing program, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.783 billion MasterCard Gold Cardians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Purchase New York. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.6%.

The frighteningly efficient MasterCard Gold Cardian economy, worth 271 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 97,664 dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 475,758 per year while the poor average 11,553, a ratio of 41.2 to 1.

One-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses, fraternities are notorious for drunken hooliganism, torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals, and country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate. MasterCard Gold Card's national animal is the great white shark, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is MasterCard.

MasterCard Gold Card is ranked 22,213th in the world and 3rd in Federation of Conservative Nations for Most Pro-Market, scoring 78.22 on the Rand Index.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,070thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,130thFattest Citizens: 7,598thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,599thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,205thLargest Retail Industry: 9,101stMost Avoided: 9,407thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 11,302ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,234thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,215thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 17,582ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,800th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the region

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