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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,559thMost Efficient Economies: 6,313thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,497th
The Free Economic Zone of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Strong earning potential with the end of the world
Robert Edwin House
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The New Las Vegas

Population3.976 billion

CapitalNew Vegas
LeaderRobert Edwin House
FaithAddictive Gambling

CurrencyBottle Caps
AnimalFiend

The Free Economic Zone of The New Las Vegas is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Robert Edwin House with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 3.976 billion Vegas Citizens 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 medium-sized, liberal, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Vegas. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 42.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Mr House guided economy, worth 618 trillion Bottle Caps a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 155,670 Bottle Caps, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 443,163 per year while the poor average 43,628, a ratio of 10.2 to 1.

Protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, biological warfare is used to solve small disagreements, road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans, and the media seems excessively interested in what Robert Edwin House is wearing this season. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The New Las Vegas's national animal is the Fiend, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Addictive Gambling.

The New Las Vegas is ranked 97,387th in the world and 1,778th in The East Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 1,608.04 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,559thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 6,313thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,497thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,516thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,004thLargest Retail Industry: 10,635thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,648thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,100thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,192ndLargest Publishing Industry: 11,381stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,729thRudest Citizens: 12,339thMost Patriotic: 12,371stTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 15,805thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,786thMost Secular: 17,985thSmartest Citizens: 18,975thMost Developed: 19,883rdMost Cultured: 20,110thHighest Average Incomes: 20,533rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,616thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,781stHighest Food Quality: 23,150thMost Inclusive: 26,452nd
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 115th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 119th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 123rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 127th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 150th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 185th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 189th in the regionRudest Citizens: 190th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 193rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 217th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 218th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 232nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 239th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 275th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 323rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 345th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 347th in the regionMost Armed: 351st in the regionNudest: 361st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 383rd in the regionMost Secular: 383rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 386th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 456th in the regionMost Developed: 479th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 483rd in the region

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