by Max Barry

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,278th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,056th Largest Black Market: 13,041st
The Republic of
Corporate Police State
One nation, one language.
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Pants on the Ground

Population8.962 billion



The Republic of Pants on the Ground is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Levi with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 8.962 billion Pants on the Groundians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dungaree. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 29.0%.

The very strong Pants on the Groundian economy, worth 501 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Trout Farming, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 56,004 Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 243,291 per year while the poor average 8,173, a ratio of 29.8 to 1.

Exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated', prosecutors routinely call transplant doctors as 'expert witnesses' in burglary cases, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, and the Navy has outraged the international community by sinking a boatload of refugees to prevent them reaching the shore. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Pants on the Ground's national animal is the Elephant and its national religion is catholicism.

Pants on the Ground is ranked 58,199th in the world and 15th in Gypsy Lands for Most Developed, scoring 56.51 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,278thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,056thLargest Black Market: 13,041stFattest Citizens: 13,531stMost Pro-Market: 14,962nd
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the region

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