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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 949thMost Influential: 3,700thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,418th
The Commonwealth of
Anarchy
Chugga Chugga, Chugga Chugga Chugga, Chugga Choo Choo!
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Railroad Crossing

Population428 million

CapitalGrand Dieselton

CurrencyChecker
AnimalStation

The Commonwealth of Railroad Crossing is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 428 million Travelers live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grand Dieselton. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 41.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Traveler economy, worth 37.6 trillion Checkers a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 87,793 Checkers, with the richest citizens earning 6.2 times as much as the poorest.

A sledgehammer and a spray can are seen as the default tools of political debate, family trees become bare as entire branches are lopped off, the new cheese tax is colloquially known as "wheel welfare", and children have lost interest in toy guns in favor of toy meth lab kits. Crime is moderate. Railroad Crossing's national animal is the Station, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Railroad Crossing is ranked 33,360th in the world and 1,348th in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 69.44 on the Rand Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 949thTop
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Most Influential: 3,700thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,418thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,488thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,583rdMost Devout: 8,173rdTop
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Most Primitive: 11,033rdLargest Retail Industry: 12,082ndMost Inclusive: 18,927thMost Efficient Economies: 19,361stMost Subsidized Industry: 19,822nd
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Largest Gambling Industry: 221st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 309th in the regionMost Devout: 329th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 562nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 609th in the regionMost Primitive: 613th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 619th in the regionMost Armed: 685th in the regionRudest Citizens: 868th in the regionLargest Black Market: 892nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 914th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 915th in the regionMost Influential: 940th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 966th in the region

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