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Most Stationary: 443rd Largest Populations: 2,120th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,150th
The Free Provinces of
Anarchy
Liberty, prosperity, inquiry
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Sprat
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Superb
Economy
Very Strong
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Northwest Slobovia

Population27.508 billion

Currencyslobmark
Animalslobovian boar

The Free Provinces of Northwest Slobovia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 27.508 billion Northwest Slobovians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.6%.

The very strong Northwest Slobovian economy, worth a remarkable 3,649 trillion slobmarks 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 Book Publishing, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an impressive 132,683 slobmarks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 666,403 per year while the poor average 14,786, a ratio of 45.1 to 1.

College students make ends meet by selling their kidneys, referenda are held for every conceivable government action, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend, and elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume. Crime is a problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Northwest Slobovia's national animal is the slobovian boar, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Northwest Slobovia is ranked 9,928th in the world and 284th in the South Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 88.27 Quips Per Hour.

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Most Stationary: 443rdTop
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Largest Populations: 2,120thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,150thHighest Economic Output: 2,370thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,150thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,160thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,552ndLargest Publishing Industry: 4,905thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,105thRudest Citizens: 7,076thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,303rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,346thNudest: 8,118thMost Politically Free: 8,444thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,545thMost Avoided: 8,601stTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 9,240thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,311thMost Pro-Market: 9,370thMost Influential: 9,480thSmartest Citizens: 9,928thLargest Retail Industry: 11,201stLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,807thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,967thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,217thLargest Black Market: 15,531stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 17,112thHighest Average Incomes: 17,177th
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Most Stationary: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 40th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 41st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 66th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 88th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 95th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 138th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 177th in the regionLargest Black Market: 193rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 195th in the regionNudest: 197th in the regionMost Avoided: 210th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 217th in the regionRudest Citizens: 223rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 224th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 269th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 284th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 302nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 325th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 364th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 366th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 383rd in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 410th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 446th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 571st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 585th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 601st in the regionMost Influential: 609th in the regionMost Armed: 626th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 735th in the region

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