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Topid was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 98
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 248th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 264th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 286th
The Free State of
Capitalist Paradise
He who allows oppression shares the crime.
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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The Free State of Topid is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Alex Corvis with an even hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, complete lack of public education, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 18.113 billion Topes are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crow City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Topian economy, worth a remarkable 5,120 trillion dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 282,679 dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,140,897 per year while the poor average 10,469, a ratio of 204 to 1.

Alex Corvis has no checks and balances after the upper house was abolished, anniversaries of major historical events pass unnoticed, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience, and all recreational drugs are legal. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Topid's national animal is the Crow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Heartagrism.

Topid is ranked 149,614th in the world and 106th in Topid for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 9.68 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 248thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 264thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 286thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 354thFattest Citizens: 483rdHighest Crime Rates: 504thMost Armed: 513thMost Avoided: 559thLargest Retail Industry: 645thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 753rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 768thLargest Insurance Industry: 873rdMost Efficient Economies: 911thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 930thHighest Economic Output: 983rdRudest Citizens: 1,015thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,026thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,028thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,166thLargest Mining Sector: 1,383rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,451stTop
5%
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,192ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,875thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,414thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,603rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,311thLargest Populations: 4,459thMost Pro-Market: 5,053rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,877thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,449thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,661stMost Influential: 6,863rdTop
10%
Most Corrupt Governments: 7,790thLargest Black Market: 8,096thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,462ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,375thHighest Drug Use: 11,623rdSmartest Citizens: 12,096thMost Cultured: 14,110th
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Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionTop
5%
Most Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the region

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