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Most Valuable International Artwork: 397thHighest Crime Rates: 2,511thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,760th
The Love Song That Goes On of
Right-wing Utopia
I knew it as soon as I felt it
Influence
Truckler
Executive Director
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Some

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Velvet Elvis

Population823 million

Currencyvelvet
Animalexpendable resource

The Love Song That Goes On of Velvet Elvis is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of prisons, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 823 million Velvet Elvisians are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Industry and Law & Order are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.0%.

The powerhouse Velvet Elvisian economy, worth 65.7 trillion velvets a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Soda Sales. Average income is 79,833 velvets, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 443,592 per year while the poor average 7,202, a ratio of 61.6 to 1.

One-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses, subsidisation of Big Pharma has stopped many corporate executives from having to sell their second homes, Merry Birthday is a popular protest song despite the risk of fines and royalty dues, and Jennifer Government is a bestseller. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Velvet Elvis's national animal is the expendable resource, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Velvet Elvis is ranked 187,989th in the world and 65th in Founderless for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -4.05 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 397thTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 2,511thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,760thFattest Citizens: 3,736thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,838thMost Avoided: 5,963rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,771stLargest Retail Industry: 7,540thRudest Citizens: 7,691stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,020thLargest Mining Sector: 8,670thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,163rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 9,458thMost Armed: 11,233rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,029thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 16,494thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,860thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,103rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,113thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 19,196thMost Pro-Market: 19,475thMost Primitive: 21,181stMost Rebellious Youth: 21,475th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 4th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the region

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