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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,532ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,646thLargest Gambling Industry: 10,344th
The State of
Capitalist Paradise
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Eminence Grise
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Civil Rights
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All-Consuming
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Somerlands

Population662 million

CapitalLincolnbourg

CurrencyJenning
AnimalLion

The State of Somerlands is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its prohibition of alcohol, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 662 million Lauranians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lincolnbourg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.4%.

The all-consuming Somerlandsian economy, worth 55.3 trillion Jennings a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Trout Farming. Average income is 83,498 Jennings, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 418,432 per year while the poor average 9,346, a ratio of 44.8 to 1.

Taxi drivers seem less xenophobic these days, children need to wear helmets and safety harnesses before mounting a carousel horse, punitive tariffs protect local industry, and the moon's craters are more numerous every day. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low. Somerlands's national animal is the Lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Somerlands is ranked 13,975th in the world and 1st in Great Basin for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 7,218.47 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,532ndTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 9,646thLargest Gambling Industry: 10,344thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 12,548thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,975thLargest Retail Industry: 15,415thMost Pro-Market: 15,419thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,830thRudest Citizens: 18,603rd
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the region

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