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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 292ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 295thLargest Gambling Industry: 367th
The Oligarchical Hive-City of
Compulsory Consumerist State
We Can Rule You Wholesale
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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MegaCity-One

Population6.399 billion

Capitalthe Central District
Leaderthe Council of Plutocrats

Currencyunit
Animaleagle

The Oligarchical Hive-City of MegaCity-One is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by the Council of Plutocrats with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, ritual sacrifices, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.399 billion citizens 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 minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, with Defense also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Central District. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Metropolitan economy, worth a remarkable 1,846 trillion units 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 Soda Sales, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 288,488 units, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,532,797 per year while the poor average 4,879, a ratio of 519 to 1.

Tens of thousands of citizens rock the night away at the annual SuperLob, many believe that you can't repeat history's mistakes if you don't care what they were, vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Metropolitan mussels the biggest in Osiris, and parties on cruise ships go off with a real bang. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. MegaCity-One's national animal is the eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

MegaCity-One is ranked 239,792nd in the world and 7,977th in Osiris for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring -8.94 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 292ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 295thLargest Gambling Industry: 367thHighest Crime Rates: 414thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 419thMost Armed: 466thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 687thFattest Citizens: 689thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 690thMost Avoided: 709thHighest Disposable Incomes: 718thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 748thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 934thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,035thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,066thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,270thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,669thHighest Average Incomes: 2,350thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,640thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,732ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,997thLargest Retail Industry: 3,070thLargest Mining Sector: 3,377thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,724thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,359thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,702ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,090thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,115thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,264thRudest Citizens: 6,238thHighest Economic Output: 8,988thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,658thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,595thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,679thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 17,695thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,664thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,723rdHighest Drug Use: 21,752ndLargest Black Market: 23,357th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 11th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 13th in the regionMost Armed: 13th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 26th in the regionMost Avoided: 27th in the regionFattest Citizens: 29th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 29th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 35th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 38th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 38th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 50th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 57th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 87th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 92nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 111th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 111th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 134th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 150th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 177th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 179th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 184th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 230th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 231st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 243rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 259th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 284th in the regionRudest Citizens: 295th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 400th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 444th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 474th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 493rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 523rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 572nd in the regionNudest: 803rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in MegaCity-One, parties on cruise ships go off with a real bang.
  • : Following new legislation in MegaCity-One, vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Metropolitan mussels the biggest in Osiris.
  • : Following new legislation in MegaCity-One, many believe that you can't repeat history's mistakes if you don't care what they were.
  • : Following new legislation in MegaCity-One, tens of thousands of citizens rock the night away at the annual SuperLob.
  • : Following new legislation in MegaCity-One, many believe that the Council of Plutocrats's head is big enough for the sun to orbit around it.
  • : MegaCity-One was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in MegaCity-One, pedal-powered removal vans are a popular Maxxmas gift for the children of separated parents.
  • : Following new legislation in MegaCity-One, the GPS-tracked jogging routes of military personnel are a possible security risk.
  • : Following new legislation in MegaCity-One, parking's carefree without parking car fees.
  • : Following new legislation in MegaCity-One, Citizens wonder "if a tree falls in the woods with no credible witnesses, who wants to know?".

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