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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,011th Largest Retail Industry: 1,309th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,549th
The Incorporated States of
Corporate Police State
Gold is stronger than Steel
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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New Anziar

Population2.373 billion

CapitalGrand Anzia
LeaderPrime Executive Eleanor d'Verneux
FaithCult Economicus

CurrencyCommon Credit
AnimalCrow

The Incorporated States of New Anziar is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Prime Executive Eleanor d'Verneux with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.373 billion Anziarians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grand Anzia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 12.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Anziarian economy, worth 516 trillion Common Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 217,851 Common Credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 916,619 per year while the poor average 33,598, a ratio of 27.3 to 1.

Baseball caps are the new fashion trend, adult unemployment is rising as available jobs are filled by young children, immigrant herding has become a national pastime, and scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Anziar's national animal is the Crow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Cult Economicus.

New Anziar is ranked 6,107th in the world and 165th in The East Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 480.91 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,011thLargest Retail Industry: 1,309thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,549thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,578thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,603rdTop
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Most Secular: 1,769thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,812thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,056thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,267thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,545thMost Avoided: 2,693rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,515thFattest Citizens: 3,687thLargest Mining Sector: 3,940thHighest Average Incomes: 4,469thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,671stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,886thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,927thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,785thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,107thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,210thLargest Black Market: 6,264thRudest Citizens: 7,307thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,402ndTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 10,310thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,189thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,349th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 24th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 24th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 28th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 30th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 35th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 35th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 39th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Avoided: 40th in the regionMost Secular: 51st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 58th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 61st in the regionFattest Citizens: 64th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 90th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 105th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 109th in the regionLargest Black Market: 112th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 131st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 131st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 146th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 163rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 165th in the regionRudest Citizens: 180th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 244th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 266th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 337th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 422nd in the regionLargest Governments: 427th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 483rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 552nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 585th in the regionMost Stationary: 598th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 610th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in New Anziar, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in New Anziar, immigrant herding has become a national pastime.
  • : Following new legislation in New Anziar, adult unemployment is rising as available jobs are filled by young children.
  • : Following new legislation in New Anziar, baseball caps are the new fashion trend.
  • : Following new legislation in New Anziar, much of New Anziar's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • : Following new legislation in New Anziar, the new "Bloodbath" orange tree autonomously seeks and destroys independent orchards.
  • : Following new legislation in New Anziar, the government spends millions of Common Credits every year prosecuting spammers.
  • : Following new legislation in New Anziar, vital intelligence-gathering activities are often put on hold for Call of Honor tournaments.
  • : Following new legislation in New Anziar, people regularly disappear off the streets and all evidence of them is destroyed.
  • : Following new legislation in New Anziar, robotic spouses prove to be just as imperfect as flesh and blood ones.

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