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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 443rdHighest Crime Rates: 1,163rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,297th
The Borderlands of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Dirty or dingy or dusty / ragged or rotten or rusty
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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South Pacific Garbage Patch

Population460 million

CapitalSouth Pacific Gyre

Currencyplastic
Animalflotsam and jetsam

The Borderlands of South Pacific Garbage Patch is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, avowedly heterosexual populace, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 460 million Garbage are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, with Defense and Administration also on the agenda, while Environment and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of South Pacific Gyre. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Garbage economy, worth 54.1 trillion plastics a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 117,701 plastics, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,068,699 per year while the poor average 1,499, a ratio of 712 to 1.

Government ministers claim to ride dragons to work, the police have been reduced to using duct tape instead of handcuffs following further cutbacks, in government offices a hidden killer takes the lives of ministers and civil servants, and all tariffs have been abolished. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. South Pacific Garbage Patch's national animal is the flotsam and jetsam, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

South Pacific Garbage Patch is ranked 26,845th in the world and 11th in South Pacific for Rudest Citizens, with 96.07 Insults Per Minute.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 443rdHighest Crime Rates: 1,163rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,297thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,301stFattest Citizens: 1,654thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,701stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,210thMost Avoided: 2,350thTop
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Most Armed: 2,549thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,603rdLargest Gambling Industry: 3,674thLargest Mining Sector: 3,696thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,756thLargest Retail Industry: 5,649thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,172ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,327thMost Primitive: 7,939thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,910thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 15,782ndMost Pro-Market: 16,494thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,026thMost Corrupt Governments: 21,448thHighest Drug Use: 23,358th
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 15th in the region

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