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Most Armed: 123rdHighest Crime Rates: 131stRudest Citizens: 213th
The Republic of
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Pirates and Buccaneers

Population5.323 billion

CapitalNew Libertalia
LeaderMagistrate Captain Charles Harlock


The Republic of Pirates and Buccaneers is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Magistrate Captain Charles Harlock with a fair hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, ban on automobiles, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 5.323 billion Pirates and Buccaneers enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Libertalia. The average income tax rate is 44.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Pirates and Buccaneersian economy, worth a remarkable 1,645 trillion Doubloons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 309,057 Doubloons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

Creative compliance measures ensure that high-ranking officials live in luxury while the country's coffers collect cobwebs, the government is spending millions on 'trust campaigns' in an effort to win back the public's support, crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination, and only the wealthy can afford monorail fares. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Pirates and Buccaneers's national animal is the Parrot, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Protestantism.

Pirates and Buccaneers is ranked 7,096th in the world and 1st in Republic of Pirates for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 14,292.12 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Armed: 123rdHighest Crime Rates: 131stRudest Citizens: 213thLargest Gambling Industry: 232ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 393rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 578thLargest Retail Industry: 580thMost Rebellious Youth: 748thFattest Citizens: 994thMost Avoided: 1,367thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,419thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,731stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,102ndMost Cultured: 2,109thHighest Average Incomes: 2,124thMost Efficient Economies: 2,168thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,169thMost Inclusive: 2,235thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,684thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,684thTop
Largest Black Market: 3,109thHighest Food Quality: 3,258thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,057thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,372ndMost Devout: 4,851stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,183rdHighest Poor Incomes: 5,558thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,096thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,383rdLargest Governments: 7,569thHighest Economic Output: 12,324thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 18,484th

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