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Largest Agricultural Sector: 602ndLargest Gambling Industry: 4,450thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,526th
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The Natufian Nation

Population2.842 billion

CapitalNew Jericho
LeaderHigh Chief Nathaniel al-Shuqba
FaithAnimism

CurrencyUki
AnimalAurochs

The Commonwealth of The Natufian Nation is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by High Chief Nathaniel al-Shuqba with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 2.842 billion Natufians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Jericho. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Natufian Nationian economy, worth 275 trillion Ukis a year, is led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Gambling. Average income is 96,996 Ukis, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 444,455 per year while the poor average 12,868, a ratio of 34.5 to 1.

The diplomatic corps stinks, hymns sung by popular choirs top the billboard charts, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits, and the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The Natufian Nation's national animal is the Aurochs, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Animism.

The Natufian Nation is ranked 22,040th in the world and 610th in Osiris for Most Pro-Market, scoring 78.33 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 602ndTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 4,450thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,526thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,812thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,869thMost Primitive: 7,421stBest Weather: 8,458thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,605thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,661stLargest Retail Industry: 9,430thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,993rdMost Beautiful Environments: 12,320thMost Armed: 13,270thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,000thHighest Drug Use: 17,441stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,492ndMost Rebellious Youth: 18,733rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,797thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,430th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 23rd in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 202nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 248th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 271st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 326th in the regionMost Primitive: 362nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 376th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 382nd in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 439th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 447th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 456th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 457th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 545th in the regionMost Extreme: 550th in the regionMost Armed: 580th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 592nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 610th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 654th in the region

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