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Most Influential: 235th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,008th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,102nd
The Constitutional Dicatatorship of
Capitalist Paradise
Malo mori quam foedari
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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The Constitutional Dicatatorship of Religioncord is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Adam Shiftter with an even hand, and notable for its teetotalling pirates, unlimited-speed roads, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 5.542 billion Religacords 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 Industry, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Manrute. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Religioncordian economy, worth a remarkable 1,012 trillion Gbits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 182,752 Gbits, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 955,168 per year while the poor average 18,790, a ratio of 50.8 to 1.

The ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks, distrust of taps has many people bathing only with bottled mineral water, a video of Adam Shiftter wearing shock-blue face paint and smashing an electric guitar in front of a frenzied crowd is on endless repeat on the nightly news, and unruly families are deliberately marooned on desert islands. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Religioncord's national animal is the Murlock, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Religioncord is ranked 35,156th in the world and 1,644th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 63.42 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Influential: 235thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,008thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,102ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,708thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,788thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,838thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,959thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,137thMost Avoided: 2,268thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,276thHighest Crime Rates: 2,319thFattest Citizens: 2,323rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,389thLargest Mining Sector: 2,475thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,968thMost Armed: 3,302ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,382ndMost Secular: 4,314thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,577thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,092ndHighest Average Incomes: 6,694thRudest Citizens: 7,623rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,609thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 9,410thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,834thHighest Economic Output: 11,171stMost Efficient Economies: 12,224thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,351stMost Pro-Market: 12,485thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,118thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,266thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,416th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 26th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 32nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 49th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 54th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 54th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 62nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 65th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 65th in the regionFattest Citizens: 66th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 67th in the regionMost Avoided: 69th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 70th in the regionMost Influential: 73rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 86th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 99th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 142nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 144th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 190th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 256th in the regionMost Secular: 257th in the regionRudest Citizens: 265th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 266th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 290th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 315th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 425th in the regionLargest Black Market: 490th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 491st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 498th in the regionLargest Populations: 529th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 569th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 628th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 641st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 825th in the region

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