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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 709th Largest Retail Industry: 828th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 961st
The Corporate Conglomerate of
Capitalist Paradise
It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you
Influence
Ambassador
Administrator
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Prybourne

Population10.203 billion

CapitalDuron
LeaderGrand Nagus Andrew Cardigan

CurrencyPente
AnimalWhite Java Sparrow

The Corporate Conglomerate of Prybourne is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Grand Nagus Andrew Cardigan with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, free-roaming dinosaurs, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 10.203 billion Prybourneans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Duron. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Prybournean economy, worth a remarkable 2,246 trillion Pentes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 220,169 Pentes, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,147,740 per year while the poor average 22,759, a ratio of 50.4 to 1.

Phenotypic plasticity is a struggle for sealife in polluted waters, more and more people are signing up for the government party, whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls, and mandatory state-funded classes teach Libertarianism. Crime is totally unknown. Prybourne's national animal is the White Java Sparrow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Prybourne is ranked 46,060th in the world and 46th in Anteria for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 69.48 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 709thLargest Retail Industry: 828thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 961stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,203rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,361stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,496thFattest Citizens: 1,630thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 1,693rdLargest Insurance Industry: 2,031stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,526thMost Devout: 3,718thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,770thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,812thMost Avoided: 3,816thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,859thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,075thMost Efficient Economies: 4,194thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,236thHighest Average Incomes: 4,326thMost Influential: 4,751stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,804thHighest Economic Output: 5,273rdMost Armed: 5,358thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,186thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,709thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,300thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,568thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,913thTop
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Most Stationary: 8,529thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,913thMost Pro-Market: 9,120thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,676thLargest Mining Sector: 12,283rdMost Cultured: 16,196thSmartest Citizens: 16,551st
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Most Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 9th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionMost Armed: 12th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Prybourne lodged a message on the Anteria Regional Message Board.
  • : Prybourne lodged a message on the Anteria Regional Message Board.
  • : Prybourne updated the World Factbook entry in Anteria.
  • : Prybourne updated the World Factbook entry in Anteria.
  • : Following new legislation in Prybourne, mandatory state-funded classes teach Libertarianism.
  • : Following new legislation in Prybourne, whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls.
  • : Following new legislation in Prybourne, more and more people are signing up for the government party.
  • : Following new legislation in Prybourne, phenotypic plasticity is a struggle for sealife in polluted waters.
  • : Prybourne's influence in Anteria rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Prybourne published "How to Write a Basic Constitution: A Beginners Guide" (Meta: Reference).

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