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Rudest Citizens: 17th Highest Crime Rates: 56th Largest Retail Industry: 64th
The Combined Corporations of
Anarchy
Alles hat ein Ende, nur die Wurst hat zwei.
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Win Mints

Population5.005 billion

CapitalPepperland
LeaderAlmighty Dollar
FaithCorporatism

Currencycookie
Animalcookie

The Combined Corporations of Win Mints is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Almighty Dollar with a fair hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, flagrant waste-dumping, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 5.005 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, pro-business, 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 1,703 trillion cookies a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 340,339 cookies, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,858,000 per year while the poor average 7,713, a ratio of 370 to 1.

Children as young as eight can be found working in factories, cheap and tasteless vegetables flood the markets, all streets are privately owned toll roads, and formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming. 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 Corporatism.

Win Mints is ranked 160,878th in the world and 6,308th in the West Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -652.2 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Rudest Citizens: 17thHighest Crime Rates: 56thLargest Retail Industry: 64thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 69thMost Armed: 73rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 85thFattest Citizens: 129thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 177thMost Avoided: 182ndLargest Gambling Industry: 216thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 227thMost Rebellious Youth: 314thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 388thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 402ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 405thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 799thLargest Insurance Industry: 835thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 909thLargest Mining Sector: 917thMost Corrupt Governments: 957thHighest Average Incomes: 1,025thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,788thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,932ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,082ndHighest Drug Use: 2,361stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,720thMost Influential: 2,965thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,860thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,329thMost Pro-Market: 5,480thMost Politically Free: 6,111thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,602ndMost Extreme: 6,921stHighest Economic Output: 7,134thTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 8,245thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,897thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,705thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,261stSmartest Citizens: 12,968thMost Efficient Economies: 14,186thLargest Black Market: 14,481stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,206thMost Cultured: 15,818th
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Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 19th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 25th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 43rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 55th in the regionMost Influential: 62nd in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 70th in the regionMost Politically Free: 89th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 98th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 121st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 131st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 133rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 157th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 173rd in the regionMost Extreme: 180th in the regionLargest Black Market: 214th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 253rd in the regionMost Stationary: 302nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 316th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 322nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 363rd in the regionMost Cultured: 373rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 375th in the regionLargest Populations: 418th in the regionMost Secular: 557th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 574th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 620th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Win Mints, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming.
  • : Following new legislation in Win Mints, all streets are privately owned toll roads.
  • : Following new legislation in Win Mints, cheap and tasteless vegetables flood the markets.
  • : Following new legislation in Win Mints, children as young as eight can be found working in factories.
  • : Following new legislation in Win Mints, the Mintian Tourism Bureau has described the abolition of coastal defences as a "kick to the groyne".
  • : Following new legislation in Win Mints, wealthy parents-to-be can select their perfect baby.
  • : Following new legislation in Win Mints, baiting is a national sport.
  • : Following new legislation in Win Mints, global anti-terrorist organisations strongly suspect Win Mints of supplying extremist groups.
  • : Win Mints was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Win Mints voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Durkadurkiranistan II".

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