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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,148thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,531stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,665th
The Island of
Right-wing Utopia
Onward towards oblivion
Lord Portsnout
Influence
Envoy
Moderator
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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St Fabian

Population7.823 billion

CapitalSt Fabian
LeaderLord Portsnout

CurrencyPesto
AnimalPenguin

The Island of St Fabian is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Lord Portsnout with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, enslaved workforce, and exploding hoverboards. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 7.823 billion St Fabianians are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of St Fabian. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.8%.

The frighteningly efficient St Fabianian economy, worth a remarkable 1,030 trillion Pestoes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 131,722 Pestoes, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 963,536 per year while the poor average 5,560, a ratio of 173 to 1.

A typical fast food menu item could serve a small army, countless government officials are accused of espionage, future forecasters fearfully discuss grey goo and human obsolescence, and fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. St Fabian's national animal is the Penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

St Fabian is ranked 227,226th in the world and 37th in Nation of Earth for Most Beautiful Environments, with 3.26 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,148thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,531stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,665thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,865thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,100thTop
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Most Avoided: 2,582ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,760thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,217thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,254thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,590thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,848thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,757thMost Primitive: 4,904thLargest Mining Sector: 7,979thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,891stTop
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Most Armed: 11,496thLargest Retail Industry: 15,058thHighest Economic Output: 16,984thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,082ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,600thHighest Average Incomes: 19,113thMost Pro-Market: 19,580thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,000th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the region

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