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Most Influential: 272ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,107thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,556th
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Nemo me impune lacessit.
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Economy
Frightening
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United Kodiaks

Population19.97 billion

CapitalKodiak Island
LeaderYogi Bear
FaithUrsalism

CurrencyBottle Cap
AnimalChinook Salmon

The Republic of United Kodiaks is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Yogi Bear with a fair hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, daily referendums, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 19.97 billion Kodiak Bears enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Law & Order, Industry, and Environment also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kodiak Island. The average income tax rate is 1.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kodiakese economy, worth a remarkable 3,569 trillion Bottle Caps a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 178,767 Bottle Caps, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

The breathalyser pledge is a traditional part of marriages in United Kodiaks, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère, gossip magazines have pictures of Yogi Bear sunbathing on the beach with political rivals, and historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. United Kodiaks's national animal is the Chinook Salmon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Ursalism.

United Kodiaks is ranked 9,409th in the world and 29th in Texas for Rudest Citizens, with 112.38 Insults Per Minute.

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Most Influential: 272ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,107thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,556thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,732ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,164thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,561stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,105thHighest Economic Output: 3,261stLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,597thLargest Retail Industry: 4,960thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,263rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,598thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,731stLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,185thMost Devout: 6,427thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,550thLargest Populations: 6,554thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,889thSmartest Citizens: 7,973rdBest Weather: 8,463rdHighest Average Incomes: 8,573rdLargest Publishing Industry: 9,271stRudest Citizens: 9,409thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,490thMost Cultured: 10,411thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,741stMost Efficient Economies: 13,579thSafest: 14,426thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16,188thMost Developed: 16,621stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,136thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,583rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,721st
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Devout: 17th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 19th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 19th in the region

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