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Most Influential: 15thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,086thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,118th
The Grand Duchy of
Corporate Bordello
Good heavens, just look at the time!
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Seven Provinces

Population22.782 billion

CapitalBenishof
LeaderSpurdo Spärde
FaithBenism

Currencycolombian flake
Animalpædobär

The Grand Duchy of The Seven Provinces is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Spurdo Spärde with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 22.782 billion Seven Provincians 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 medium-sized government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Benishof. The average income tax rate is 60.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Seven Provincian economy, worth a remarkable 5,119 trillion colombian flakes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 224,698 colombian flakes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Terrified neighbors cower behind concertina wire and machine gun nests, city budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty, cremation is compulsory for the deceased, and the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Seven Provinces's national animal is the pædobär, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Benism.

The Seven Provinces is ranked 175,717th in the world and 614th in Europe for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 2.44 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Influential: 15thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,086thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,118thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,388thLargest Retail Industry: 1,507thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,572ndRudest Citizens: 1,985thBest Weather: 2,262ndHighest Economic Output: 2,405thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,966thMost Efficient Economies: 3,066thMost Developed: 3,265thMost Cultured: 3,364thHighest Crime Rates: 3,458thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,568thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,571stLargest Black Market: 3,601stMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,772ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,334thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,407thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,090thHighest Food Quality: 5,268thHighest Average Incomes: 5,369thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,565thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,700thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,036thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,749thLargest Populations: 6,781stHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,696thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,512thLargest Governments: 10,502ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,079thTop
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Most Armed: 13,799thMost Inclusive: 14,354thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,076thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,709thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,094th
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Most Influential: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 17th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 25th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 26th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 27th in the regionLargest Black Market: 27th in the regionLargest Populations: 29th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 31st in the regionRudest Citizens: 36th in the regionBest Weather: 38th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 55th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 57th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 59th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 67th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 67th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 68th in the regionMost Developed: 73rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 77th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 77th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 79th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 83rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 84th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 85th in the regionMost Armed: 85th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 86th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 95th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 97th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 106th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 116th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 118th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 169 » Yahlia, The New Nordic Union, Elisabethshagen, Regnum Italiae, Pilipinas and Malaya, Grodisze, Maritzal, Invernessia, GanymedEuropa, Chronus, Republic of Satherland, Someseni, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Nardin, Ausvelt, Thracia and Crimea, Super Happy Land, Northern German Federation, Lovisa, Eritei, The Champions League, Parliamentary Laramidia, Leranditale, Outer Sparta, North of Americas, Imperium Anglorum, St Scarlett, Walfo, Galway-Dublin, Leszno, Dauershire, Weltbeherrschung, Saint Domingo, Nuweland, Savinecross, Dark Matter, Wombelland, Jim the Baptist, Brakanistan, Irminsulia, Quentenia, Falvaard, Thracia Republic, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Monte Naranja, Maanenland, Northwest Isles, Bareu, The Scandinavian Realm, Desibia, and 119 others.Kardjali, Kurfuerstentum Brandenburg-Mecklenburg, Old World Order, Nea Europa, Ostermarch, Greater Albaina, Diets, Bombastion, Thils, North Batica, Wiener-Neustadt, Canovium, South St Maarten, Druznia, Moravian-Silesian Kingdom, Carignanum, Migurson, Godefargen, Durlia, Nevelja, Boldia, Belmoren, Velosia, Lieges, Puerto Thelosia, An Clar, Monkistan, Trixeland, Rotenstein, Purgatio, Demon666, The-British-Isles, Jahass, The Templar Papal New State, Odwyerica, Ivernia, The Reunited Yugoslavs, The States of Texas and Arkansas, NorthPortugal, Apabeossie, Meropis, Gor Kebab, Greater Icelandia, New Eestiball, Estellan, Epistimi Evimeria, Pinenses, Corsovica, Titoist Yugoslavia, Kanokla, Zarulia, United Communes of Chile, Amicities, The New Dawn Imperium, Valtrona, Aura Banitia, Asparagusia, Eco-Paris Reformation, Mynox, Othenhiem, Sebygang, Gliesetonia, Brittany Normandy Aquitaine, Zulrich, Maalat, East Kirea, Lord Sapre, Robbonia, Stromia, Estonesia, Trisikistan, Khuravia, Elania Kingdom, Nomaida, Theat ble Asialica, Europe a Nation, Ombran, Warzakie, Donaufoderation, Fanadia, The Federal States of Ezasao, Aroale, Janart, Koenskyte, Ayslend, Balante, Mojuatafurertopeopir, Girvage, New Ylicia, Leukante, Why are we hear, Newex Nov Can, Alsted, Belvanski, The New Mexican Confederation, Aingard, Panversia, Berlin and Hanover, Qroma, Ceplon, Rary, Sicheslav, Lovetopia, Vulxo, Northen Czech, MEoW-mEoW-mIa, Dervenland, Dabarastan, Konewa, Heplon, Gorzi, Aetsveld-Aalstad, Noristoniaka, Hessinau, Reuten, Yazakhvanian Empire, The New Palaces, Corsoaua, and Gotho.

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