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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 319thLargest Gambling Industry: 756thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 902nd
The United Consortium of
Corporate Police State
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Influence
Ambassador
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The Trans-Ural Kleptocracy

Population1.739 billion

CapitalRublegrad
LeaderThe Central Committee

CurrencyTransural Ruble
AnimalSnake

The United Consortium of The Trans-Ural Kleptocracy is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by The Central Committee with an iron fist, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, vat-grown people, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.739 billion Uralians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rublegrad. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Trans-Ural Kleptocracyian economy, worth 303 trillion Transural Rubles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 174,616 Transural Rubles, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,597,970 per year while the poor average 2,057, a ratio of 776 to 1.

The government is encouraging violence on television, photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls, chrome-clad space marines are such stuff that dreams are made on, and a decrease in wailing and gnashing of teeth at astronomical events is reducing demand for dentistry. Crime is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The Trans-Ural Kleptocracy's national animal is the Snake, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Trans-Ural Kleptocracy is ranked 268,731st in the world and 28th in The New Order Last days of Europe for Most Beautiful Environments, with 3.01 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 319thLargest Gambling Industry: 756thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 902ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,137thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,274thFattest Citizens: 1,293rdHighest Crime Rates: 1,440thMost Avoided: 1,465thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,092ndMost Armed: 2,144thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,316thLargest Retail Industry: 2,325thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,378thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,413thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,200thLargest Mining Sector: 6,873rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,525thRudest Citizens: 8,737thMost Patriotic: 9,138thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,638thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,054thHighest Average Incomes: 10,428thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,250thMost Efficient Economies: 11,904thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,514thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 16,347thLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,211thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,397thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,533rdMost Subsidized Industry: 25,495thLargest Black Market: 26,228th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the region

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