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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 60th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 149th Highest Economic Output: 177th
The Free Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Knowledge (and money) is power
Regional Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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The Free Republic of Rich Scholars is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 30.47 billion Rich Scholarsians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, with Education and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rich Scholars City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Rich Scholarsian economy, worth an astonishing 11,314 trillion books 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 Automobile Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 371,327 books, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,312,240 per year while the poor average 5,542, a ratio of 597 to 1.

Pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil, shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and citizens who leave the country are officially classed as traitors. Crime is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Rich Scholars's national animal is the bookworm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Rich Scholars is ranked 8,045th in the world and 339th in Balder for Healthiest Citizens, with 14.44 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 60thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 149thHighest Economic Output: 177thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 227thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 310thLargest Insurance Industry: 317thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 374thLargest Populations: 451stHighest Average Incomes: 522ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 524thRudest Citizens: 534thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 572ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 652ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 696thMost Avoided: 759thLargest Gambling Industry: 769thLargest Mining Sector: 772ndSmartest Citizens: 1,132ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,167thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,197thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,473rdTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,557thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,782ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,804thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,988thMost Pro-Market: 2,112thLargest Retail Industry: 2,203rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,221stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,507thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,864thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,551stHighest Crime Rates: 3,603rdLargest Black Market: 5,737thMost Secular: 6,767thMost Stationary: 7,370thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 8,045thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,862nd
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 21st in the regionMost Avoided: 21st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 21st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 24th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 31st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 33rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 37th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 52nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 53rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 53rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 57th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 74th in the regionMost Stationary: 91st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 103rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 107th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 124th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 128th in the regionMost Secular: 217th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 253rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 339th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 433rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Rich Scholars was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.

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