by Max Barry

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,056thLargest Gambling Industry: 15,368thLeast Corrupt Governments: 25,553rd
The Republic of
Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights
Below Average
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Venmere Sports Central

Population599 million

CurrencySports Ball

The Republic of Venmere Sports Central is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its irreverence towards religion and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 599 million Venmere Sports Centralians 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, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.3%.

The very strong Venmere Sports Centralian economy, worth 34.2 trillion Sports Balls a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Trout Farming. Average income is 57,102 Sports Balls, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 179,349 per year while the poor average 13,920, a ratio of 12.9 to 1.

Crime is a problem. Venmere Sports Central's national animal is the Athlete, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Venmere Sports Central is ranked 139,532nd in the world and 961st in 10000 Islands for Most Patriotic, with 9.62 flags saluted per person per day.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,056thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 15,368thLeast Corrupt Governments: 25,553rd
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 84th in the regionTop
Most Pro-Market: 114th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 147th in the region

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