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Most Stationary: 377thMost Valuable International Artwork: 936thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,751st
The Free Provinces of
Anarchy
Liberty, prosperity, inquiry
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Sprat
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Northwest Slobovia

Population32.235 billion

Currencyslobmark
Animalslobovian boar

The Free Provinces of Northwest Slobovia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its frequent executions, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 32.235 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, although Healthcare is also considered important, while Spirituality and Social Policy aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.4%.

The very strong Northwest Slobovian economy, worth a remarkable 4,339 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 134,610 slobmarks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 676,086 per year while the poor average 15,001, 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held for every conceivable government action, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend, and elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.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 206,960th in the world and 6,967th in the South Pacific for Most Inclusive, scoring 58.81 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

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Most Stationary: 377thMost Valuable International Artwork: 936thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,751stLargest Populations: 1,942ndTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,718thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,644thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,892ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,439thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,657thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,466thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,162ndRudest Citizens: 8,775thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,191stNudest: 10,294thSmartest Citizens: 10,713thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,910thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,040thTop
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Most Influential: 11,934thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,135thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,892ndLargest Retail Industry: 13,960thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,179thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,429thMost Avoided: 18,206thHighest Average Incomes: 18,429thMost Politically Free: 18,676thMost Pro-Market: 18,772ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,479thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 19,994thMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,317th
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Most Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 40th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 40th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 53rd in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 98th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 109th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 165th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 208th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 229th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 229th in the regionMost Politically Free: 254th in the regionRudest Citizens: 288th in the regionNudest: 302nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 316th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 338th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 368th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 371st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 372nd in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 396th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 415th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 417th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 420th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 501st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 507th in the regionMost Avoided: 509th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 577th in the regionMost Extreme: 651st in the regionMost Influential: 755th in the region

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