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Highest Crime Rates: 2,815th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,015th Largest Gambling Industry: 4,502nd
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

Population6.573 billion

CapitalLarsen Bay
LeaderGentle Ben

CurrencyBottle Cap
AnimalChinook Salmon

The Colony of Western Kodiaks is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Gentle Ben with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 6.573 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, although Industry, Defense, and Spirituality are also considered important, 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 595 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 18,693rd in the world and 130th in Capitalist Paradise for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 4,094.52 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Highest Crime Rates: 2,815thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,015thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,502ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,264thMost Pro-Market: 7,072ndMost Avoided: 7,636thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8,634thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,843rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,243rdRudest Citizens: 11,081stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,686thLargest Retail Industry: 13,113thFattest Citizens: 15,306thNudest: 15,518th
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Most Pro-Market: 26th in the region

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