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Largest Retail Industry: 46th Largest Gambling Industry: 141st Fattest Citizens: 145th
The Holy Corporate Lottocracy of
Corporate Police State
Freedom costs money
Smiling God
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Restorza

Population4.995 billion

CapitalDesert Bluffs
LeaderSmiling God
FaithStrex Corp

CurrencySchmeckle
AnimalDuck

The Holy Corporate Lottocracy of Restorza is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Smiling God with an iron fist, and remarkable for its teetotalling pirates, deadly medical pandemics, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.995 billion Restorzans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Desert Bluffs. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Restorzan economy, worth a remarkable 1,754 trillion Schmeckles a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 351,160 Schmeckles, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,835,361 per year while the poor average 36,106, a ratio of 50.8 to 1.

Directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Desert Bluffs as a backdrop, people who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned, the act of reporting blasphemy is known as 'Orthodoxxing', and immigrant herding has become a national pastime. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Restorza's national animal is the Duck, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Strex Corp.

Restorza is ranked 470th in the world and 20th in the Rejected Realms for Rudest Citizens, with 397.99 Insults Per Minute.

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Largest Retail Industry: 46thLargest Gambling Industry: 141stFattest Citizens: 145thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 184thMost Avoided: 194thMost Armed: 268thMost Corrupt Governments: 294thMost Ignorant Citizens: 326thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 330thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 340thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 352ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 367thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 385thHighest Crime Rates: 387thRudest Citizens: 470thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 512thMost Devout: 565thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 748thLargest Insurance Industry: 761stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 781stLargest Mining Sector: 878thHighest Average Incomes: 952ndTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,366thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,439thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,962ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,904thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,542ndHighest Economic Output: 7,626thMost Efficient Economies: 8,174thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 8,860thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,176thLargest Governments: 9,495thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,924thMost Conservative: 11,563rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,327thMost Pro-Market: 12,660thLargest Black Market: 15,894thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,619th
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Largest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionFattest Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Avoided: 14th in the regionMost Armed: 14th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 16th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 19th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19th in the regionMost Devout: 20th in the regionRudest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 32nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 34th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 63rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 64th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 103rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 171st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 188th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 197th in the regionMost Conservative: 233rd in the regionLargest Governments: 234th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 251st in the regionMost Stationary: 256th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 262nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 269th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 298th in the regionLargest Black Market: 354th in the regionMost Influential: 373rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 418th in the regionMost Extreme: 478th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Restorza, immigrant herding has become a national pastime.
  • : Following new legislation in Restorza, the act of reporting blasphemy is known as 'Orthodoxxing'.
  • : Following new legislation in Restorza, people who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned.
  • : Following new legislation in Restorza, directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Desert Bluffs as a backdrop.
  • : Following new legislation in Restorza, foreigners are treated with great suspicion.
  • : Following new legislation in Restorza, the government funds private schools for intellectually gifted children.
  • : Following new legislation in Restorza, farm turkeys are given high doses of antidepressants to take their minds off the holiday season.
  • : Following new legislation in Restorza, universities are populated by the spawn of the upper classes.
  • : Following new legislation in Restorza, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary.
  • : Following new legislation in Restorza, woodcutter axes are cited as the most common cause of death amongst Ducks.

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