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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 566thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 756thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,140th
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Soveriegn States

Population29.697 billion

LeaderJanice Rudeles

CurrencyAtlantic Ducat

The Confederation of Soveriegn States is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Janice Rudeles with a fair hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 29.697 billion Soveriegn Statesians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jefferson. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Soveriegn Statesian economy, worth a remarkable 5,209 trillion Atlantic Ducats a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Soda Sales, and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 175,427 Atlantic Ducats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Officials pull all-nighters to check immigrants for potential links to terrorists, annual Formula One races bring the capital to a screeching halt, even doll houses and dog kennels have to be able to withstand rigorous earthquake testing, and real power lies not in the debating room but with those who decide what is debated. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Soveriegn States's national animal is the gyrfalcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Soveriegn States is ranked 278,015th in the world and 34th in Western Atlantic for Lowest Crime Rates, with 35.71 law-abiding acts per hour.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 566thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 756thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,140thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,661stHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,130thTop
Fattest Citizens: 2,904thHighest Economic Output: 2,954thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,792ndLargest Publishing Industry: 4,180thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,293rdLargest Populations: 4,349thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,047thHighest Crime Rates: 6,450thMost Avoided: 9,022ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,450thLargest Mining Sector: 9,664thSmartest Citizens: 10,617thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,861stHighest Poor Incomes: 11,126thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,124thLargest Retail Industry: 12,748thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,060thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,432ndHighest Average Incomes: 13,453rdTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 17,219thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,398thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 22,936thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 24,981st
Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the region

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