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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 274thMost Secular: 327thHighest Disposable Incomes: 425th
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Population13.962 billion



The Allied States of Schwertland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Hammer with a fair hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, infamous sell-swords, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 13.962 billion Schwertlandians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Education, although Industry, Healthcare, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Schwertburg. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Schwertlandian economy, worth a remarkable 4,801 trillion Pfennigs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail and Soda Sales. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 343,881 Pfennigs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

The canal flows through the land like a twisty turny thing, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Schwertburg, only Hammer's friends count in the eyes of the government, and foreign spirits are hard to find due to an abundance of "Cletus and Jim Bob's Homemade Schwertlandian Moonshine". Crime is totally unknown. Schwertland's national animal is the Slavionik, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Schwertland is ranked 4,226th in the world and 191st in the Rejected Realms for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 7,777.85 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 274thMost Secular: 327thHighest Disposable Incomes: 425thLargest Insurance Industry: 439thMost Scientifically Advanced: 451stMost Rebellious Youth: 483rdLargest Retail Industry: 500thLargest Information Technology Sector: 678thFattest Citizens: 687thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 776thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 811thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 885thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,018thRudest Citizens: 1,023rdSmartest Citizens: 1,028thMost Avoided: 1,169thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,239thMost Efficient Economies: 1,246thHighest Average Incomes: 1,253rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,776thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,821stHighest Economic Output: 1,953rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,046thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,083rdMost Cultured: 2,287thLargest Mining Sector: 3,110thMost Inclusive: 4,133rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,226thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,332ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,561stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,787thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,163rdMost Influential: 5,338thLargest Black Market: 5,552ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,798thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,980thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,260thLargest Governments: 9,236thMost Stationary: 9,256thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,357thTop
Most Armed: 11,139thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,508thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,917thLargest Populations: 16,131st
Largest Insurance Industry: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 15th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 20th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 28th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 29th in the regionFattest Citizens: 30th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 31st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 31st in the regionRudest Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Avoided: 40th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 46th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 48th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 48th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 48th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 51st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 53rd in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 61st in the regionMost Cultured: 62nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 64th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 64th in the regionMost Influential: 74th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 75th in the regionMost Stationary: 91st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 96th in the regionMost Inclusive: 100th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 109th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 119th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 126th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 137th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 191st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 191st in the regionLargest Governments: 221st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 227th in the regionLargest Black Market: 247th in the regionLargest Populations: 287th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 301st in the regionMost Armed: 340th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 416th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 431st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 556th in the region

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