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Highest Crime Rates: 211th Most Armed: 253rd Fattest Citizens: 281st
The Libertarian Republics of
Capitalizt
Born Free; Always Free
Influence
Instigator
Libertarian Officer
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Good

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The Liberated Territories

Population9.986 billion

CapitalIndependence City
LeaderGeneralissimo
FaithNo Religion

CurrencyLiberty Dollar
AnimalSnek

The Libertarian Republics of The Liberated Territories is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Generalissimo with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, infamous sell-swords, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 9.986 billion Territoriesians 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.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, although International Aid is also considered important, while Welfare and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Independence City. Income tax is unheard of.

The large but stagnant Territoriesian economy, worth 198 trillion Liberty Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is 19,911 Liberty Dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 104,888 per year while the poor average 2,014, a ratio of 52.1 to 1.

Citizens complain about a burning sensation after bathing, pirates armed with sonar-guided semi-autonomous torpedos and laser weapons systems are often seen capturing fishing trawlers, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, and psychiatrists that date patients are congratulated on their romantic conquests. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Liberated Territories's national animal is the Snek, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is No Religion.

The Liberated Territories is ranked 107,759th in the world and 15th in Zentari for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 226.66 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Highest Crime Rates: 211thMost Armed: 253rdFattest Citizens: 281stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 288thMost Avoided: 368thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 371stRudest Citizens: 833rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,310thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,489thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,714thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,423rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,051stTop
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Nudest: 8,511thHighest Drug Use: 8,807thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,824thMost Pro-Market: 10,097thMost Secular: 14,541st

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