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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 442ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 679thHighest Crime Rates: 737th
The Holy Red Republic of
Corporate Bordello
friendship
Influence
Enforcer
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Pengusaha

Population1.244 billion

Currencygold
Animalgecko

The Holy Red Republic of Pengusaha is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, rampant corporate plagiarism, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 1.244 billion Pengusahans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Law & Order and International Aid not funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Pengusahan economy, worth 180 trillion golds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Pizza Delivery, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 145,474 golds, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,321,582 per year while the poor average 1,843, a ratio of 716 to 1.

Surprising numbers of poor people are protesting against taxing the rich, sushi just hasn't been the same since salmon went extinct overnight, the government says only criminals harp on about "innocent until proven guilty", and financial investors are noting a boom in artillery. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Pengusaha's national animal is the gecko, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Pengusaha is ranked 138,613th in the world and 10th in DGO for Largest Populations, with 1.24 billion Capita.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 442ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 679thHighest Crime Rates: 737thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 772ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 797thFattest Citizens: 927thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,194thMost Armed: 1,390thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,620thRudest Citizens: 1,622ndMost Avoided: 2,295thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,422ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,154thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,771stLargest Gambling Industry: 6,755thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,126thMost Efficient Economies: 7,633rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,875thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,865thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,207thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 12,785thHighest Average Incomes: 15,243rdMost Corrupt Governments: 15,782ndMost Secular: 15,987thMost Pro-Market: 16,693rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19,561st
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pengusaha was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Pengusaha, financial investors are noting a boom in artillery.
  • : Following new legislation in Pengusaha, the government says only criminals harp on about "innocent until proven guilty".
  • : Following new legislation in Pengusaha, sushi just hasn't been the same since salmon went extinct overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Pengusaha, surprising numbers of poor people are protesting against taxing the rich.
  • : Following new legislation in Pengusaha, the booming slave trade is now government-funded.
  • : Pengusaha was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Pengusaha, foragers descend on national cemeteries for 'all-you-can-dig-up' extravaganzas.
  • : Following new legislation in Pengusaha, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging.
  • : Following new legislation in Pengusaha, ratings for sitcom reruns are often much higher than election debates.

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