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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 998th Largest Insurance Industry: 1,163rd Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,365th
The Militant Drugstore of
Father Knows Best State
At the Corner of Happy and Healthy
Influence
Power
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Walgreens

Population9.038 billion

CapitalWalgreens City
LeaderStefano Pessina

CurrencyBalance Rewards Point
AnimalCVS Shopper

The Militant Drugstore of Walgreens is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Stefano Pessina with an iron fist, and remarkable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, aversion to nipples, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.038 billion Walgreensians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Walgreens City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Walgreensian economy, worth a remarkable 1,770 trillion Balance Rewards Points a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 195,865 Balance Rewards Points, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 778,420 per year while the poor average 33,239, a ratio of 23.4 to 1.

Future forecasters fearfully discuss grey goo and human obsolescence, denied drugs and entertainment the nation's youth are taking to petty crime to alleviate their boredom, the nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy, and religious bigotry and a fear of outsiders have replaced religious studies in schools. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Walgreens's national animal is the CVS Shopper, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Walgreens is ranked 2,920th in the world and 2nd in APSIA for Most Influential, scoring 23,093 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 998thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,163rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,365thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,562ndTop
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Most Avoided: 1,733rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,777thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,869thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,117thFattest Citizens: 2,238thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,245thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,308thLargest Mining Sector: 2,548thMost Influential: 2,920thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,001stLargest Retail Industry: 3,160thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,433rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,910thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,632ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,734thHighest Average Incomes: 6,021stLargest Black Market: 7,054thHighest Economic Output: 7,152ndTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,370thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,918thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,644thMost Stationary: 9,855thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,344thMost Secular: 10,399thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,466thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,109thRudest Citizens: 12,649thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,032nd
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Walgreens was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Walgreens lodged a message on the APSIA Regional Message Board.
  • : Walgreens's influence in APSIA rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Walgreens was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Walgreens was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Walgreens was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Walgreens was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Walgreens was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector and the Top 5% for Largest Black Market.
  • : Walgreens was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Walgreens lodged a message on the APSIA Regional Message Board.

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