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Population16.322 billion

CapitalWashington DC
LeaderPresident Francis J Underwood
FaithProtestant Christianity

CurrencyUnited States Dollar $
AnimalBald Eagle

The United States of Paramountica is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Francis J Underwood with a fair hand, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, sprawling nuclear power plants, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 16.322 billion Paramericans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Washington DC. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Paramerican economy, worth a remarkable 7,109 trillion United States Dollar $s a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 435,592 United States Dollar $s, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,471,773 per year while the poor average 95,353, a ratio of 15.4 to 1.

Wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts, and airplanes have giant grilles on their noses to knock drones out of their path. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Paramountica's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Protestant Christianity.

Paramountica is ranked 883rd in the world and 2nd in Commonwealth of Liberty for Highest Economic Output, with 7,109 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Influential: 172ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 183rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 210thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 246thMost Efficient Economies: 254thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 321stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 506thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 506thHighest Average Incomes: 513thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 583rdMost Avoided: 586thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 612thLargest Insurance Industry: 727thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 741stLargest Information Technology Sector: 838thFattest Citizens: 877thHighest Economic Output: 883rdSmartest Citizens: 884thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 891stMost Secular: 1,077thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,154thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,437thLargest Mining Sector: 1,488thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,519thRudest Citizens: 1,781stLargest Retail Industry: 1,883rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,049thLargest Governments: 2,282ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,333rdTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,108thLargest Black Market: 3,689thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,922ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,352ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,471stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,669thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,797thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,244thLargest Populations: 9,867thMost Developed: 9,993rdHighest Poor Incomes: 10,590thMost Stationary: 11,529thTop
Most Inclusive: 12,219thMost Armed: 13,209thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,158thMost Politically Free: 15,000thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,641stNudest: 18,642ndMost Cultured: 23,355th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionTop
Nudest: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 14th in the regionMost Stationary: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the region

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