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Most Scientifically Advanced: 123rd Most Influential: 188th Highest Disposable Incomes: 211th
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Population13.762 billion

CapitalWashington DC
LeaderPresident George Herbert Walker Bush
FaithProtestant Christianity

CurrencyUnited States Dollar $
AnimalBald Eagle

The United States of Paramountica is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President George Herbert Walker Bush with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, frequent executions, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 13.762 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 4.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Paramerican economy, worth a remarkable 5,836 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 424,083 United States Dollar $s, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,544,711 per year while the poor average 82,753, a ratio of 18.7 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 171,553rd in the world and 212th in Commonwealth of Liberty for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring -53.39 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

Most Scientifically Advanced: 123rdMost Influential: 188thHighest Disposable Incomes: 211thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 253rdHighest Average Incomes: 426thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 440thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 487thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 511thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 539thMost Avoided: 545thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 598thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 610thLargest Information Technology Sector: 633rdLargest Insurance Industry: 758thSmartest Citizens: 763rdFattest Citizens: 818thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 832ndMost Secular: 852ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 931stHighest Economic Output: 1,000thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,133rdMost Subsidized Industry: 1,165thRudest Citizens: 1,303rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,351stLargest Retail Industry: 1,488thTop
Largest Governments: 2,130thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,206thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,295thMost Efficient Economies: 2,337thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,692ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,693rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,279thLargest Black Market: 4,128thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,869thLowest Crime Rates: 5,333rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,357thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,549thMost Politically Free: 8,363rdTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 9,274thLargest Populations: 10,979thNudest: 11,141stMost Inclusive: 11,816thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,932ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,027thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,537thMost Stationary: 16,459th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 12th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 15th in the regionNudest: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 21st in the region

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