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Most Valuable International Artwork: 70thHighest Crime Rates: 1,770thLargest Retail Industry: 2,944th
The Fuerzas Armadas of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Viva la IPP
Homeland Officer
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Numero Capitan

Population18.565 billion


Currencygold dim bar

The Fuerzas Armadas of Numero Capitan is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, pith helmet sales, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 18.565 billion Capitans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nuca. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Numero Capitanian economy, worth a remarkable 2,156 trillion gold dim bars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 116,157 gold dim bars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 490,797 per year while the poor average 17,786, a ratio of 27.6 to 1.

Children who display even minimal sporting aptitude are immediately assigned a personal trainer, the media have begun calling the government treasury "Leader's stash", whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls, and wait staff claim to like it when odorous customers flirt with them. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Numero Capitan's national animal is the cow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Numero Capitan is ranked 197,777th in the world and 7th in 00000 A World Power for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -9.9 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 70thHighest Crime Rates: 1,770thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 2,944thMost Avoided: 2,982ndMost Secular: 5,221stLargest Black Market: 5,536thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,562ndMost Armed: 5,959thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,362ndHighest Economic Output: 7,790thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,026thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,925thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,920thLargest Populations: 10,085thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 10,850thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,712thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,899thMost Efficient Economies: 13,562ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,181stMost Corrupt Governments: 16,445thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,210thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,669thMost Pro-Market: 19,417th
Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the region

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