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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 636thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,082ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,277th
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Skwar

Population10.026 billion

CapitalSkwar Capital District
LeaderKing Thomas
FaithSkwaricism

Currencyescudo
AnimalSkwar eagle

The Federal Kingdom of Skwar is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by King Thomas with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 10.026 billion Skwariots hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute, corrupt, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry is also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Skwar Capital District. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Skwariot economy, worth a remarkable 2,435 trillion escudoes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 242,948 escudoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

One-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man, politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back, the nation's democracy attracts huddled masses yearning to breathe free, and pocket calculators are seen as status symbols for the ostentatiously wealthy. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Skwar's national animal is the Skwar eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Skwaricism.

Skwar is ranked 4,198th in the world and 93rd in the South Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 24 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 636thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,082ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,277thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,497thMost Armed: 1,586thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,871stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,943rdMost Avoided: 2,191stLargest Insurance Industry: 2,327thFattest Citizens: 2,397thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,018thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,277thRudest Citizens: 3,331stHighest Crime Rates: 3,375thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,417thLargest Mining Sector: 3,566thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,198thMost Influential: 4,724thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,778thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,906thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,386thHighest Average Incomes: 5,758thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,947thLargest Retail Industry: 6,691stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,158thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,741stMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,904thHighest Economic Output: 9,381stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,664thMost Devout: 12,282ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,505thMost Efficient Economies: 13,201stLargest Publishing Industry: 14,124thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,463rdTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 18,871stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,618thLargest Black Market: 20,100thSmartest Citizens: 21,283rdMost Corrupt Governments: 22,354th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 16th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 31st in the regionMost Armed: 33rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 37th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 38th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 41st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 42nd in the regionMost Avoided: 43rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 49th in the regionFattest Citizens: 50th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 56th in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 65th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 68th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 72nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 93rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 93rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 97th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 110th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 126th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 128th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 152nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 160th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 175th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 180th in the regionLargest Black Market: 191st in the regionMost Politically Free: 223rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 224th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 243rd in the regionMost Devout: 266th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 297th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 312th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 332nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 333rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 343rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 371st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 379th in the regionLargest Populations: 426th in the regionMost Influential: 477th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 555th in the region

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