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Rudest Citizens: 56thHighest Crime Rates: 57thMost Armed: 70th
The Combined Corporations of
Anarchy
Noli me tangere
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Win Mints

Population11.632 billion

CapitalPepperland
LeaderAlmighty Dollar
FaithConsumerism

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Animalcookie

The Combined Corporations of Win Mints is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Almighty Dollar with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 11.632 billion Minties live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, outspoken individuals juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pepperland. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Mintian economy, worth a remarkable 4,160 trillion cookies a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 357,643 cookies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Eminent domain has been abolished, staffers take uppers in the old upper house chamber, if there's something strange in your neighborhood you call Brancaland, and reflection is vital for badly behaved politicians. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Win Mints's national animal is the cookie, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Consumerism.

Win Mints is ranked 218th in the world and 3rd in the West Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 218 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 56thHighest Crime Rates: 57thMost Armed: 70thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 75thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 95thMost Avoided: 104thLargest Retail Industry: 125thFattest Citizens: 128thLargest Gambling Industry: 149thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 184thMost Rebellious Youth: 218thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 403rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 404thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 453rdLargest Insurance Industry: 754thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 996thLargest Mining Sector: 1,027thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,284thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,359thHighest Average Incomes: 1,387thHighest Drug Use: 1,495thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,564thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,135thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,384thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,438thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,378thHighest Economic Output: 3,467thMost Influential: 3,886thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,520thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,314thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,386thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,525thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,667thNudest: 9,666thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,715thMost Cultured: 12,177thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 13,940thMost Efficient Economies: 15,927thLargest Black Market: 18,286thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,220thMost Politically Free: 21,868thMost Secular: 22,344thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,670thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,574th
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Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 19th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 28th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 37th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 47th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 53rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 71st in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 87th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 96th in the regionMost Influential: 101st in the regionNudest: 112th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 116th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 120th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 133rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 145th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 151st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 155th in the regionLargest Black Market: 169th in the regionLargest Populations: 215th in the regionMost Cultured: 221st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 240th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 269th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 277th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 341st in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 441st in the regionMost Stationary: 533rd in the regionMost Extreme: 544th in the region

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