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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,602nd Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,935th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,449th
The United States of
Corporate Bordello
BANANA!
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Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Banana Stand Republic

Population655 million

CurrencyBanana
AnimalBanana Duck

The United States of The Banana Stand Republic is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service. The hard-working, democratic, devout population of 655 million Bananas 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 government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Welfare, and Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.4%.

The very strong Banana economy, worth 41.7 trillion Bananas a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 63,628 Bananas, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 238,471 per year while the poor average 11,870, a ratio of 20.1 to 1.

Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, employers may fire workers without giving any reason, Leader has taken to wearing medal-adorned military uniform in all public appearances, and the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles. Crime is moderate, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Banana Stand Republic's national animal is the Banana Duck.

The Banana Stand Republic is ranked 15,449th in the world and 11th in Changuu for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 20.09 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,602ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,935thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,449thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,460thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,580thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,979th
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Rudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 8th in the regionNudest: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionNicest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the region

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