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Most Efficient Economies: 261st Largest Publishing Industry: 332nd Highest Crime Rates: 796th
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New Sideburn

Population14.871 billion

Capitalthe hearts and minds of the people
LeaderXerxes Cambridge
Faithlapsed Catholicism

CurrencyPound Taurine
Animalcormorant

The Outdated Ideal of New Sideburn is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Xerxes Cambridge with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 14.871 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 1,957 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 1,000th in the world and 2nd in Esportiva for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 85 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 261stLargest Publishing Industry: 332ndHighest Crime Rates: 796thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,000thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,094thMost Armed: 1,096thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,573rdTop
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Most Cultured: 2,815thLargest Black Market: 3,472ndMost Avoided: 5,142ndLargest Welfare Programs: 5,573rdHighest Economic Output: 6,002ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,125thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,240thNudest: 7,621stTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 8,823rdMost Subsidized Industry: 8,851stSmartest Citizens: 9,401stLargest Populations: 9,482ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,885thMost Politically Free: 12,933rdMost Developed: 14,139thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,032ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,872nd
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the region

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