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Largest Publishing Industry: 413thHighest Crime Rates: 1,055thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,070th
The Outdated Ideal of
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New Sideburn

Population19.081 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The Outdated Ideal of New Sideburn is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Xerxes Cambridge with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, public floggings, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 19.081 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 22.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sideburnese economy, worth a remarkable 2,456 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 128,738 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 256,508th in the world and 88th in Esportiva for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring -13.78 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 413thHighest Crime Rates: 1,055thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,070thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,237thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,860thMost Armed: 2,162ndTop
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Most Cultured: 3,175thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,964thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,712thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,792ndHighest Economic Output: 7,551stMost Avoided: 10,156thLargest Black Market: 10,326thSmartest Citizens: 10,620thHighest Food Quality: 10,689thNudest: 10,851stHighest Poor Incomes: 12,741stLargest Populations: 12,848thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 14,258thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,669thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,939thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,713thMost Developed: 18,201stHighest Average Incomes: 22,605thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,776th
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Most Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Politically Free: 9th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the region

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