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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,307th Largest Retail Industry: 2,817th Fattest Citizens: 3,696th
The Croupier of
Compulsory Consumerist State
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Powerbroker
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Region
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Good
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Frightening
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The Sands Casino

Population2.785 billion

Capitalthe poker table
LeaderLady Fortune
Faithgetting rich quick

Currencychip
Animalgambler

The Croupier of The Sands Casino is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Lady Fortune with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.785 billion gamblers are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the poker table. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.0%.

The frighteningly efficient gambling economy, worth 306 trillion chips a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 110,146 chips, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 539,840 per year while the poor average 12,877, a ratio of 41.9 to 1.

A chain of pubs that cater solely to children has recently been unveiled, kids' party bags often contain candy and e-cigarettes, concussed gamblerball players cannot remember their lineup position, and dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive. Crime is moderate. The Sands Casino's national animal is the gambler, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is getting rich quick.

The Sands Casino is ranked 20,021st in the world and 2nd in The Sands for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 97.45 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,307thLargest Retail Industry: 2,817thFattest Citizens: 3,696thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,428thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,237thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,497thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,507thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,135thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,321stTop
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Most Avoided: 10,684thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,714thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,766thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,559thLargest Gambling Industry: 12,986thHighest Drug Use: 13,010thNudest: 14,957thMost Pro-Market: 16,036th
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Sands Casino was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sands Casino, dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sands Casino, concussed gamblerball players cannot remember their lineup position.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sands Casino, kids' party bags often contain candy and e-cigarettes.
  • : The Sands Casino was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden and the Top 10% for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sands Casino, a chain of pubs that cater solely to children has recently been unveiled.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sands Casino, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations.
  • : The Sands Casino lodged a message on the The Sands Regional Message Board.
  • : The Sands Casino published "A Place In The Sun - 11 October" (Account: Culture).
  • : The Sands Casino updated the World Factbook entry in The Sands.

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