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Most Influential: 10thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 539thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,135th
The Grand Duchy of
Corporate Bordello
Good heavens, just look at the time!
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Truckler
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Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
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The Seven Provinces

Population20.119 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 otherworldly petting zoo, unlimited-speed roads, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 20.119 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 relatively small, pro-business government prioritizes Education, although Industry, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Benishof. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 50.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Seven Provincian economy, worth a remarkable 4,391 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 extensive. Average income is an amazing 218,269 colombian flakes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 894,014 per year while the poor average 35,232, a ratio of 25.4 to 1.

Benishof's iconic yellow taxis are nowhere to be seen, terrified neighbors cower behind concertina wire and machine gun nests, city budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty, and cremation is compulsory for the deceased. 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 5,180th in the world and 61st in Europe for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 108,698.24 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Influential: 10thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 539thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,135thRudest Citizens: 1,188thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,271stLargest Retail Industry: 1,287thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,519thBest Weather: 2,117thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,318thHighest Crime Rates: 2,363rdTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,433rdHighest Economic Output: 2,525thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,597thSmartest Citizens: 2,782ndMost Cultured: 3,171stMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,477thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,579thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,704thLargest Black Market: 4,221stMost Developed: 4,260thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,719thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,828thHighest Average Incomes: 5,107thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,180thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,692ndMost Subsidized Industry: 6,032ndLargest Gambling Industry: 7,199thLargest Populations: 7,204thLargest Governments: 10,463rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,569thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,745thMost Armed: 11,947thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 13,514thMost Inclusive: 13,816thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,816thMost Pro-Market: 17,631stHighest Drug Use: 22,692nd
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Most Influential: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 14th in the regionRudest Citizens: 15th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 18th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 23rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 24th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 24th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 31st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 32nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 33rd in the regionLargest Populations: 35th in the regionBest Weather: 38th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 43rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 47th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 48th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 49th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 56th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 58th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 58th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 60th in the regionMost Armed: 60th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 61st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 69th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 76th in the regionMost Developed: 77th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 91st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 99th in the region

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