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Highest Crime Rates: 2,630th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,789th Largest Gambling Industry: 4,239th
The Colony of
Capitalizt
All picnic baskets belong to us.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Western Kodiaks

Population6.941 billion

CapitalLarsen Bay
LeaderGentle Ben

CurrencyBottle Cap
AnimalChinook Salmon

The Colony of Western Kodiaks is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Gentle Ben with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, anti-smoking policies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 6.941 billion Western Kodiaks enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Education, with Defense, Industry, and Spirituality also on the agenda, while Social Policy and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Larsen Bay. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.5%.

The powerhouse Kodiakese economy, worth 628 trillion Bottle Caps a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 90,582 Bottle Caps, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 434,927 per year while the poor average 11,016, a ratio of 39.5 to 1.

Rumour has it Gentle Ben needs a calculator to multiply ten by ten, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life, most academic research has ground to a halt, and woefully uninformed voters cast their ballots at random. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Western Kodiaks's national animal is the Chinook Salmon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Western Kodiaks is ranked 8,159th in the world and 92nd in Capitalist Paradise for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 434,927.62 Standard Monetary Units.

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Highest Crime Rates: 2,630thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,789thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,239thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,037thMost Pro-Market: 6,994thMost Avoided: 7,248thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8,159thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,655thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,900thRudest Citizens: 10,987thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,881stLargest Retail Industry: 12,827thFattest Citizens: 14,459thNudest: 14,841st
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Most Pro-Market: 26th in the region

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