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Least Corrupt Governments: 18,748thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22,109th
The Guardian Kai of
Corporate Bordello
In War, Victory.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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The Anti-Raider Movement

Population735 million

CapitalUnited Defenders City

CurrencyThornian Dollar
AnimalWhite Gryphon

The Guardian Kai of The Anti-Raider Movement is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 735 million Defenders 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 tiny, pro-business, outspoken government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Spirituality, and Healthcare are also considered important, while International Aid and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of United Defenders City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.9%.

The very strong Defender economy, worth 46.8 trillion Thornian Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. Average income is 63,661 Thornian Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 193,942 per year while the poor average 16,216, a ratio of 12.0 to 1.

Pet owners make sure their dogs wear diapers, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, new funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen, and The Anti-Raider Movement has designated United Defenders City as its capital city. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The Anti-Raider Movement's national animal is the White Gryphon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Anti-Raider Movement is ranked 42,169th in the world and 493rd in Artificial Solar System for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 4,582.91 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 18,748thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22,109th
Rudest Citizens: 92nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 110th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 144th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 151st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 158th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 160th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 195th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 206th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 207th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 300th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 322nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 346th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 408th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 424th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 430th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 448th in the region

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