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Largest Retail Industry: 1st Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st Fattest Citizens: 1st
The Allied Corporate Empire of
Capitalist Paradise
A Good Place to Raise Your Business
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Northern Borland

Population29.265 billion

CapitalCommerce City
LeaderPresident and CEO

CurrencyGreenback
AnimalBuck

The Allied Corporate Empire of Northern Borland is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President and CEO with an even hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 29.265 billion Northern Borlandians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Commerce City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Borlandian economy, worth an astonishing 27,839 trillion Greenbacks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 951,275 Greenbacks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 7,487,096 per year while the poor average 29,973, a ratio of 249 to 1.

Ollie the Oiled Seal welcomes throngs of tourists to the newly opened Oil Oasis Water Park, homeless people can be found sleeping on streets in front of unoccupied second homes, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied Buck, and immigrant herding has become a national pastime. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Northern Borland's national animal is the Buck, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Northern Borland is ranked 169,113th in the world and 260th in Capitalist Paradise for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 5.42 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Largest Retail Industry: 1stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1stFattest Citizens: 1stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1stRudest Citizens: 1stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rdMost Avoided: 6thLargest Gambling Industry: 7thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7thHighest Average Incomes: 9thHighest Economic Output: 10thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16thMost Armed: 17thLargest Insurance Industry: 20thHighest Crime Rates: 30thMost Secular: 32ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 43rdLargest Mining Sector: 76thLargest Agricultural Sector: 105thMost Scientifically Advanced: 106thLargest Publishing Industry: 210thSmartest Citizens: 302ndMost Corrupt Governments: 351stMost Rebellious Youth: 384thMost Stationary: 509thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 517thLargest Information Technology Sector: 536thLargest Populations: 1,022ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,577thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,295thLargest Black Market: 2,383rdMost Influential: 4,399thMost Pro-Market: 5,058th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 25th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, immigrant herding has become a national pastime.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied Buck.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, homeless people can be found sleeping on streets in front of unoccupied second homes.
  • : Northern Borland was reclassified from "Capitalizt" to "Capitalist Paradise".
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, Ollie the Oiled Seal welcomes throngs of tourists to the newly opened Oil Oasis Water Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, depression sinks in after each election when voters realize they are stuck with these people for years.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, farmers are complaining that the buzzing and the sparks from the nearby MagRail are blighting their crops.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, scientists are researching the best way to kill off humanity to prevent catastrophic war.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, President and CEO's Twitcher account is once again only used for bragging about the government's accomplishments.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, half of the nation's import/export industry is run from a location known only as 'Dead Man's Cove'.

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