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Most Efficient Economies: 261st Largest Publishing Industry: 334th Highest Crime Rates: 782nd
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New Sideburn

Population15.053 billion

Capitalthe hearts and minds of the people
LeaderXerxes Cambridge
Faithlapsed Catholicism

CurrencyPound Taurine
Animalcormorant

The Outdated Ideal of New Sideburn is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Xerxes Cambridge with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 15.053 billion Sideburnese hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the hearts and minds of the people. The average income tax rate is 22.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sideburnese economy, worth a remarkable 1,981 trillion Pound Taurines a year, is dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 131,658 Pound Taurines, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation leads Esportiva in per capita stalking, the use of martial arts is banned, tumbleweeds made of litter adorn city streets, and residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. New Sideburn's national animal is the cormorant, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is lapsed Catholicism.

New Sideburn is ranked 32,502nd in the world and 14th in Esportiva for Highest Drug Use, scoring 91.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Efficient Economies: 261stLargest Publishing Industry: 334thHighest Crime Rates: 782ndMost Rebellious Youth: 994thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,067thMost Armed: 1,071stTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,565thMost Cultured: 2,795thLargest Black Market: 3,479thMost Avoided: 4,974thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,461stHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,901stHighest Economic Output: 5,951stMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,070thNudest: 7,224thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 8,737thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,749thSmartest Citizens: 9,302ndLargest Populations: 9,334thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,442ndMost Politically Free: 12,488thMost Developed: 13,916thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,476th
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the region

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