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Largest Insurance Industry: 13,922ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,902ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 17,824th
The Atlantic Islands of
Corporate Police State
We Will Endure
Protectorate of Theocracy
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Saint Pinole

Population875 million


The Atlantic Islands of Saint Pinole is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 875 million Pinoleans 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 tiny, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.0%.

The thriving Pinolean economy, worth 60.0 trillion Euros a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 68,560 Euros, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 228,193 per year while the poor average 15,349, a ratio of 14.9 to 1.

The armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists. Crime is moderate, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. Saint Pinole's national animal is the Lynx, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Saint Pinole is ranked 214,146th in the world and 10th in The Caliawiian Circle for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -2.83 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Largest Insurance Industry: 13,922ndTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,902ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 17,824thMost Conservative: 21,879thLargest Agricultural Sector: 24,149thHighest Disposable Incomes: 25,700th
Most Avoided: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the region

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