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Largest Insurance Industry: 5,945thFattest Citizens: 6,103rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,192nd
The United States of
Corporate Bordello
Come and visit us, I swear it's cheap, haha.
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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The Tropical Archipelago

Population253 million

CurrencySalted Mango
AnimalTalking Orange

The United States of The Tropical Archipelago is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its daily referendums, pith helmet sales, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 253 million Tropical Archipelagoans 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, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 12.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Tropical Archipelagoan economy, worth 28.3 trillion Salted Mangoes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 111,816 Salted Mangoes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 393,710 per year while the poor average 22,993, a ratio of 17.1 to 1.

The Talking Orange stadiums are open 24/7, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, religious education is a new government priority, and only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Tropical Archipelago's national animal is the Talking Orange, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Tropical Archipelago is ranked 84,194th in the world and 2,404th in the West Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 2,441.58 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Largest Insurance Industry: 5,945thFattest Citizens: 6,103rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,192ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,501stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,261stLargest Retail Industry: 10,447thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,482ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,771stTop
Most Influential: 16,073rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21,636thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22,469thMost Devout: 24,236thLargest Publishing Industry: 24,381stMost Corrupt Governments: 26,607th
Highest Disposable Incomes: 96th in the regionFattest Citizens: 99th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 146th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 182nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 185th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 192nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 212th in the regionRudest Citizens: 224th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 250th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 274th in the regionMost Armed: 298th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 313th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 331st in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 386th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 412th in the regionMost Devout: 413th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 466th in the regionMost Influential: 470th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 486th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 489th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 508th in the regionMost Developed: 534th in the regionMost Cultured: 596th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 626th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 653rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 692nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 704th in the regionMost Patriotic: 736th in the region

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