by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 909th Highest Crime Rates: 1,046th Rudest Citizens: 1,104th
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The Republic of The American Pioneer is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Cthulhu with a fair hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.465 billion American Pioneerians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, although Defense, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pioneer City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.1%.

The frighteningly efficient American Pioneerian economy, worth 434 trillion dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 176,317 dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 740,310 per year while the poor average 27,290, a ratio of 27.1 to 1.

Proprietary charger leads are now a pain for electric cars as well as cellphones, scavengers with burlap sacks and shovels skulk around graveyards, autocrats are persona non grata, and owners of man-portable particle accelerator backpacks are advised not to cross the streams. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. The American Pioneer's national animal is the Rattlesnake, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The American Pioneer is ranked 154,075th in the world and 7,813th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 4.13 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 909thHighest Crime Rates: 1,046thRudest Citizens: 1,104thMost Armed: 1,300thMost Influential: 1,405thTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,751stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,798thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,869thFattest Citizens: 2,041stLargest Retail Industry: 2,055thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,378thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,874thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,396thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,585thMost Avoided: 3,785thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,224thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,241stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,611thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,671stHighest Average Incomes: 7,020thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,618thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 7,858thNudest: 8,803rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,831stLargest Insurance Industry: 8,945thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,000thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,238thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,234thMost Secular: 14,157th
Highest Crime Rates: 34th in the regionMost Armed: 43rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 44th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 58th in the regionFattest Citizens: 62nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 62nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 69th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 77th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 88th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 96th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 97th in the regionMost Avoided: 115th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 131st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 138th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 143rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 170th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 265th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 271st in the regionNudest: 274th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 282nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 349th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 369th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 374th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 383rd in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 417th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 431st in the regionMost Influential: 489th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 611th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 641st in the regionLargest Black Market: 686th in the regionMost Secular: 773rd in the region

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