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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 63rdLargest Retail Industry: 70thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 122nd
The Armed Republic of
Corporate Police State
To rule and opress
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Sprinkler

Population5.176 billion

CapitalPurgatory
LeaderAdolf Einstein

Currencyslave
Animalsubhuman

The Armed Republic of Sprinkler is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Adolf Einstein with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, enslaved workforce, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.176 billion Sprinklerians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Purgatory. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 53.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Sprinklerian economy, worth a remarkable 2,445 trillion slaves a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 472,492 slaves, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,392,922 per year while the poor average 4,667, a ratio of 941 to 1.

Sprinklerian watches list strained wrists as a common side effect, deceased politicians' MyFace profiles are unanimously pro-incumbent, major corporations receive tax breaks for no apparent reason, and the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sprinkler's national animal is the subhuman, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Sprinkler is ranked 17,769th in the world and 380th in the South Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 80.78 on the Rand Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 63rdLargest Retail Industry: 70thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 122ndMost Corrupt Governments: 231stLargest Insurance Industry: 244thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 260thMost Avoided: 265thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 290thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 342ndHighest Average Incomes: 379thLargest Mining Sector: 472ndFattest Citizens: 519thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 577thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 635thMost Efficient Economies: 669thRudest Citizens: 724thMost Scientifically Advanced: 812thLargest Information Technology Sector: 879thMost Armed: 980thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,026thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,063rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,081stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,174thLargest Black Market: 1,333rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,386thMost Secular: 1,403rdMost Subsidized Industry: 1,893rdTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,403rdLargest Governments: 2,488thSmartest Citizens: 2,710thHighest Economic Output: 5,722ndLowest Crime Rates: 6,138thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 11,858thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13,097thMost Pro-Market: 17,769thMost Stationary: 19,208th
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionFattest Citizens: 18th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 21st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 27th in the regionMost Armed: 28th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 29th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 32nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 34th in the regionRudest Citizens: 36th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 42nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 42nd in the regionMost Secular: 59th in the regionLargest Governments: 69th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 73rd in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 85th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 101st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 104th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 181st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 362nd in the regionMost Stationary: 369th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 380th in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 422nd in the regionLargest Populations: 525th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 669th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sprinkler, the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away.
  • : Following new legislation in Sprinkler, major corporations receive tax breaks for no apparent reason.
  • : Following new legislation in Sprinkler, deceased politicians' MyFace profiles are unanimously pro-incumbent.
  • : Following new legislation in Sprinkler, Sprinklerian watches list strained wrists as a common side effect.
  • : Following new legislation in Sprinkler, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.
  • : Following new legislation in Sprinkler, a milk bath costs more than bathing in money.
  • : Following new legislation in Sprinkler, when you fly on Air Sprinkler you win a seat or you die.
  • : Following new legislation in Sprinkler, the government spends billions to protect Sprinkler from a disaster that is one in a million.
  • : Following new legislation in Sprinkler, small businesses are gobbled up almost daily by corporate giants.
  • : Following new legislation in Sprinkler, 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office.

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