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Largest Retail Industry: 1st Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st
The Allied Corporate Empire of
Capitalist Paradise
A Good Place to Raise Your Business
Regional Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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The Allied Corporate Empire of Northern Borland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President and CEO with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, aversion to nipples, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 27.624 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 25,174 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 Gambling, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 911,311 Greenbacks, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,332,369 per year while the poor average 73,045, a ratio of 73.0 to 1.

The government encourages conflict abroad to increase arms sales, a new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and a cyber-war between file sharers and the music industry formats hard drives across the country. 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 178,624th in the world and 274th in Capitalist Paradise for Most Devout, with 1.54 Prayers Per Hour.

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Largest Retail Industry: 1stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1stFattest Citizens: 2ndMost Secular: 2ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rdRudest Citizens: 3rdLargest Gambling Industry: 8thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11thHighest Average Incomes: 11thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11thMost Avoided: 11thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14thHighest Economic Output: 14thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15thLargest Insurance Industry: 20thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20thMost Armed: 21stHighest Crime Rates: 34thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 44thLargest Mining Sector: 79thLargest Agricultural Sector: 103rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 125thLargest Publishing Industry: 209thSmartest Citizens: 247thLargest Information Technology Sector: 445thMost Corrupt Governments: 465thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 521stMost Stationary: 558thMost Rebellious Youth: 615thLargest Populations: 1,088thMost Efficient Economies: 1,609thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,146thMost Influential: 4,250thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,975thMost Pro-Market: 8,281stTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 16,214thNudest: 17,445th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 18th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 24th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Northern Borland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, a cyber-war between file sharers and the music industry formats hard drives across the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, a new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, the government encourages conflict abroad to increase arms sales.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army.
  • : Northern Borland's influence in Capitalist Paradise fell from "Squire" to "Page".
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, vacationers and business travelers are often warned that they may lose the right to vote if they spend too much time overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, in its new More is More campaign the government advertises obese men and women posing coquettishly with baked goods to spare their blushes.

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