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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,101stMost Primitive: 12,667thMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,576th
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Recoil Ridge

Population3.057 billion

CapitalRecoil Ridge
LeaderMary Ross

AnimalBald Eagle

The Independent American Commune of Recoil Ridge is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Mary Ross with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, devout population of 3.057 billion Recoil Ridgeans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Spirituality, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Recoil Ridge. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 29.7%.

The very strong Recoil Ridgean economy, worth 192 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 62,872 Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 220,548 per year while the poor average 13,003, a ratio of 17.0 to 1.

Children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life, gun-wielding gangsters sometimes deal death from as far as ten paces away, a major religion has been named as Recoil Ridge's national religion, and litter collection has replaced fast food as the most popular after-school job. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Recoil Ridge's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Recoil Ridge is ranked 31,985th in the world and 41st in Changuu for Most Pro-Market, scoring 70.43 on the Rand Index.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,101stMost Primitive: 12,667thMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,576th
Largest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 13th in the regionSafest: 13th in the regionMost Pacifist: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 16th in the regionMost Average: 16th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17th in the regionMost Devout: 18th in the region

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