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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,849thLargest Retail Industry: 3,952ndHighest Crime Rates: 4,407th
The Commonwealth of
Capitalist Paradise
Living lovely
Influence
Envoy
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Old Zealand Founder

Population651 million

Currencyshilling
Animalemu

The Commonwealth of Old Zealand Founder is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 651 million Zealanders are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Healthcare, and Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.6%.

The powerhouse Zealander economy, worth 56.8 trillion shillings a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Woodchip Exports, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 87,233 shillings, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 407,159 per year while the poor average 11,187, a ratio of 36.4 to 1.

More citizens have access to Maxtopian Grass than clean drinking water, the homeless more often beg for mercy than money, the nation's arms dealers guarantee discretion and untraceable transactions, and cassocked priests and choirboys believe that what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors. Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Old Zealand Founder's national animal is the emu, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Old Zealand Founder is ranked 188,741st in the world and 93rd in Old Zealand for Longest Average Lifespans, with 61.99 Years.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,849thLargest Retail Industry: 3,952ndHighest Crime Rates: 4,407thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,427thRudest Citizens: 7,156thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,909thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,272ndTop
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Most Avoided: 11,245thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,347thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,463rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,965thMost Primitive: 12,936thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,990thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,977th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionMost Primitive: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the region

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