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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 170th Highest Drug Use: 185th Largest Gambling Industry: 511th
The Concilia Capitalist Empire of
Compulsory Consumerist State
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Regional Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Concilia Capitalist Empire of Niios is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by some nut with no hands but a bronze hook with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, digital currency, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.393 billion Niians 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 government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Industry, although Defense is also considered important, while Spirituality and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Subterraniios. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Niian economy, worth a remarkable 1,668 trillion landis a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 260,913 landis, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,435,597 per year while the poor average 2,451, a ratio of 993 to 1.

The government is a law unto itself, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, and the nation's official head of religious affairs is an atheist. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Niios's national animal is the magpie with mild radiation poisoning, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Niios is ranked 601st in the world and 1st in Renegade Islands Alliance for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 515.42 on the Hayek Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 170thHighest Drug Use: 185thLargest Gambling Industry: 511thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 535thRudest Citizens: 585thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 601stHighest Crime Rates: 609thFattest Citizens: 675thMost Armed: 694thMost Avoided: 713thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 831stMost Secular: 944thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 963rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,028thLargest Mining Sector: 1,031stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,195thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,259thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,785thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 1,861stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,920thMost Pro-Market: 1,939thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,944thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,120thLargest Retail Industry: 2,423rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,530thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,679thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,165thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,479thMost Efficient Economies: 4,224thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,809thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,926thHighest Economic Output: 5,480thMost Influential: 8,266thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 9,585thMost Cultured: 9,815thSmartest Citizens: 10,560thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,428thLargest Black Market: 13,741stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,365thNudest: 16,113th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 21st in the regionMost Extreme: 22nd in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 29th in the regionMost Influential: 30th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Cultured: 33rd in the region

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