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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,691st Most Pro-Market: 10,939th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,919th
The Holy Empire of
Capitalist Paradise
People control destines, not governments
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Excellent

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UNITED STATES OF KERST

Population20 million

Currencydollar
Animalgolden retriever

The Holy Empire of UNITED STATES OF KERST is a small, safe nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 20 million UNITED STATES OF KERSTians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.1%.

The very strong UNITED STATES OF KERSTian economy, worth 1.36 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Furniture Restoration, and Gambling. Average income is 68,050 dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 218,349 per year while the poor average 16,081, a ratio of 13.6 to 1.

Nose plugs are the latest UNITED STATES OF KERSTian fashion accessory, the government tells its citizens to 'forgive and forget', citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless, and church and state are inseparable in their influence on education. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. UNITED STATES OF KERST's national animal is the golden retriever, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

UNITED STATES OF KERST is ranked 51,608th in the world and 54th in Lands End for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 1,666.29 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,691stMost Pro-Market: 10,939thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,919thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,055thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,979th
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Most Pro-Market: 11th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12th in the region

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