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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,384th Rudest Citizens: 3,992nd Highest Disposable Incomes: 4,501st
The South Carolinian Republic of
Corporate Bordello
My heels arent a fashion statement, they're ammunition.
Nikki Haley
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Palmetto

Population4.814 billion

CapitalCharleston
LeaderNikki Haley
FaithChristianity

Currencydollar
AnimalCarolina Wren

The South Carolinian Republic of The Palmetto is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Nikki Haley with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 4.814 billion Carolinians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Charleston. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 16.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Carolinian economy, worth 712 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 148,004 dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 459,820 per year while the poor average 36,653, a ratio of 12.5 to 1.

Serial killers who are released early distribute death but not their seed, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, billions of dollars are spent to take high-quality photos of the Carolina Wren Nebula, and every day's an auto-de-fé day. Crime is relatively low. The Palmetto's national animal is the Carolina Wren, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

The Palmetto is ranked 18,083rd in the world and 1st in Cobalt Network for Most Pro-Market, scoring 76.22 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,384thRudest Citizens: 3,992ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,501stFattest Citizens: 6,015thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,192ndLargest Retail Industry: 7,942ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,081stTop
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Highest Drug Use: 8,954thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,145thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,474thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,044thMost Efficient Economies: 13,184thHighest Average Incomes: 13,271stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13,340thMost Armed: 14,173rdNudest: 14,270thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,254thLargest Gambling Industry: 16,033rdMost Developed: 16,371stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,470th
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Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the region

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