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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 447thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,171stSafest: 1,330th
The Commonwealth of
Corporate Bordello
Praeteritis praesentibus ducibus
Ebenezer Roark
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Reactia

Population6.416 billion

CapitalRextropolis
LeaderEbenezer Roark
FaithMammonism

CurrencyAureus
AnimalPhoenix

The Commonwealth of Reactia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ebenezer Roark with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, sprawling nuclear power plants, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 6.416 billion Reactites 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 tiny government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rextropolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Reactian economy, worth a remarkable 1,548 trillion Aureuses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 241,301 Aureuses, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 711,147 per year while the poor average 64,427, a ratio of 11.0 to 1.

Employers may fire workers without giving any reason, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail, stylish juvenile delinquents are highly overrepresented in fatal motorcycle accidents, and claiming that "my cousin said it was legal" is a common courtroom defense. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Reactia's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Mammonism.

Reactia is ranked 4,490th in the world and 12th in Wintreath for Most Developed, scoring 94.55 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 447thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,171stSafest: 1,330thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,617thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,752ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,351stTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,375thSmartest Citizens: 3,605thHealthiest Citizens: 3,621stHighest Average Incomes: 3,856thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,151stMost Developed: 4,490thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,686thLargest Retail Industry: 4,794thMost Cultured: 4,954thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,061stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,286thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,307thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,671stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,004thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,306thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,444thMost Efficient Economies: 7,234thRudest Citizens: 7,862ndMost Influential: 8,521stNicest Citizens: 8,894thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,109thLowest Crime Rates: 9,248thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,621stHighest Economic Output: 11,400thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 13,798thMost Inclusive: 13,917thLargest Governments: 14,226thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,281stBest Weather: 15,224thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,607thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,870thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,874thLargest Agricultural Sector: 19,371stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,152nd
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 13th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 16th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 21st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 25th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 26th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 26th in the regionRudest Citizens: 27th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 28th in the regionNicest Citizens: 29th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 32nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 32nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 33rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Reactia, claiming that "my cousin said it was legal" is a common courtroom defense.
  • : Following new legislation in Reactia, stylish juvenile delinquents are highly overrepresented in fatal motorcycle accidents.
  • : Following new legislation in Reactia, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail.
  • : Following new legislation in Reactia, employers may fire workers without giving any reason.
  • : Reactia was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Corporate Bordello".
  • : Following new legislation in Reactia, religious education is a new government priority.
  • : Reactia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Reactia, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens.
  • : Following new legislation in Reactia, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again.
  • : Following new legislation in Reactia, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Rextropolis Times is sold out.

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