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Largest Gambling Industry: 221st Most Armed: 223rd Highest Crime Rates: 251st
The Hound of
Anarchy
Free as the wind. :)
Regional Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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The Hound of The Baskervilles is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, public floggings, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 17.698 billion Baskervillesians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, liberal, outspoken individuals prioritizes Education, with Industry also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baskerville Hall. Income tax is unheard of.

The all-consuming Baskervillesian economy, worth a remarkable 1,261 trillion pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Information Technology. Average income is 71,306 pounds, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 314,879 per year while the poor average 10,110, a ratio of 31.1 to 1.

The Father of the House has been in office just shy of a fortnight, procrastination is a national sport, members of majority races are forced out of their homes to make way for Bigtopians, and terrified neighbors cower behind concertina wire and machine gun nests. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Baskervilles's national animal is the hound, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Baskervilles is ranked 251st in the world and 1st in The Featured Region Followers for Highest Crime Rates, with 98.6 Crimes Per Hour.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 221stMost Armed: 223rdHighest Crime Rates: 251stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,189thRudest Citizens: 1,287thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,890thMost Avoided: 2,400thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,722ndFattest Citizens: 2,888thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,802ndMost Politically Free: 4,162ndLargest Populations: 4,658thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,036thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,240thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 7,959thMost Stationary: 8,768thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,637thHighest Drug Use: 9,847thLargest Retail Industry: 10,069thNudest: 12,746thMost Devout: 13,345th

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