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Rudest Citizens: 415th Most Armed: 545th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 642nd
The Armed Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Pecunia non olet
Influence
Superpower
Founder / Chief Executive Officer
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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The Chuck

Population2.519 billion

CapitalCharles Rock
LeaderWalter Sobchak
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyChuckian Argentum
AnimalPossum

The Armed Republic of The Chuck is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Walter Sobchak with an even hand, and remarkable for its triple-decker prams, zero percent divorce rate, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 2.519 billion Chuckians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry and Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Charles Rock. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Chuckian economy, worth 617 trillion Chuckian Argentums a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 244,974 Chuckian Argentums, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,347,023 per year while the poor average 22,615, a ratio of 59.6 to 1.

The song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in The Chuck' is a smash hit, you're only as old as you feel, traffic tickets are punishable by 9000 push-ups, and new urban roads are threatening city parks. Crime is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The Chuck's national animal is the Possum, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

The Chuck is ranked 4,078th in the world and 1st in Northern Ocean for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 6,863.97 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Rudest Citizens: 415thMost Armed: 545thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 642ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 810thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 838thMost Avoided: 848thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,010thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,281stHighest Crime Rates: 1,398thLargest Retail Industry: 1,546thLargest Mining Sector: 1,554thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,738thFattest Citizens: 1,831stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,884thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,246thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,582ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,613thHighest Average Incomes: 2,989thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,078thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,547thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,971stTop
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Most Pro-Market: 8,238thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8,644thLargest Black Market: 9,155thMost Devout: 9,193rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,060thLargest Governments: 11,098thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,818thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,277th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Chuck, new urban roads are threatening city parks.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chuck, traffic tickets are punishable by 9000 push-ups.
  • : The Chuck altered its national flag.
  • : The Chuck granted posting privileges on the Northern Ocean Regional Message Board to Officers in embassy regions.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chuck, you're only as old as you feel.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chuck, the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in The Chuck' is a smash hit.
  • : The Chuck was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chuck, water fights now end with thousands dead.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chuck, owners of man-portable particle accelerator backpacks are advised not to cross the streams.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chuck, the typical murderer weighs 150kg and has hairy arms.

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