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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,465th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,385th Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,836th
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Sapphique

Population2.695 billion

LeaderBridgett
FaithPaganism

Currencydollar
Animalwalrus

The Free Land of Sapphique is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Bridgett with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, irreverence towards religion, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.695 billion Sapphique are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Environment, and Education. The average income tax rate is 39.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Sapphique economy, worth 241 trillion dollars a year, is led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 89,548 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Golden statues of walruses line the memorial avenues of the Funerary District, airplane passengers who purchase "basic economy" tickets are often assigned seats in the lavatory, citizens have never heard foreign radio, and vacationing hippies and old ladies are regularly arrested for bringing back contraband basketry. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Sapphique's national animal is the walrus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Paganism.

Sapphique is ranked 60,088th in the world and 59th in Montrandecs Neighbours for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 3,360.64 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,465thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,385thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,836thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,559thMost Secular: 3,775thFattest Citizens: 6,142ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,718thLargest Retail Industry: 7,256thTop
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Largest Black Market: 8,730thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,033rdBest Weather: 15,167thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,685thLargest Insurance Industry: 16,031st
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 9th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16th in the region

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