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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,987th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,954th Fattest Citizens: 3,611th
The Federation of
Corporate Bordello
Pride and Industry
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population482 million


The Federation of Stafaland is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, deadly medical pandemics, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 482 million Stafalandians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.2%.

The all-consuming Stafalandian economy, worth 50.9 trillion Mulahs 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 Information Technology, Gambling, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 105,671 Mulahs, with the richest citizens earning 8.0 times as much as the poorest.

It is rumoured that Leader uses a magic 8-ball to make policy decisions, imprisonment is the leading cause of disownment, a shipwreck is everyone's fault but the captain's, and it's best not to ask what goes into Stafaland City Fried Chicken's secret blend of herbs and spices. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Stafaland's national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Stafaland is ranked 88,472nd in the world and 1,402nd in The East Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 283 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,987thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,954thFattest Citizens: 3,611thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,795thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,417thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,536thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,719thHighest Crime Rates: 5,545thMost Armed: 5,876thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,028thTop
Highest Drug Use: 8,698thMost Avoided: 8,784thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,375thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,685thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,792ndLargest Retail Industry: 9,828thMost Influential: 11,319thRudest Citizens: 13,179th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 31st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 54th in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 65th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 73rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 97th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 103rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 104th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 120th in the regionMost Armed: 126th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 166th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 171st in the regionMost Avoided: 172nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 210th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 231st in the regionRudest Citizens: 257th in the regionTop
Most Pro-Market: 380th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 388th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 437th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 507th in the region

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