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Rudest Citizens: 37thHighest Crime Rates: 50thMost Armed: 63rd
The Combined Corporations of
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Win Mints

Population8.783 billion

LeaderAlmighty Dollar


The Combined Corporations of Win Mints is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Almighty Dollar with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, deadly medical pandemics, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 8.783 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 3,156 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 359,442 cookies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Teddy bear James Dean (aka "the Rebel Without the Claws") helps convince kids that candy cigarettes are cool, t-shirts displaying a photo of Almighty Dollar performing the Full-Monty are selling out, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, and citizens sell their moldy bread as homemade penicillin. 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 96th in the world and 2nd in the West Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 64,229.68 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Rudest Citizens: 37thHighest Crime Rates: 50thMost Armed: 63rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 74thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 90thLargest Retail Industry: 96thFattest Citizens: 117thLargest Gambling Industry: 138thMost Avoided: 158thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 188thMost Rebellious Youth: 213thHighest Disposable Incomes: 368thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 370thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 433rdLargest Insurance Industry: 802ndLargest Mining Sector: 858thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,035thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,082ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,154thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,334thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,428thHighest Drug Use: 1,517thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,066thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,168thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,311thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,384thTop
Most Influential: 2,645thHighest Economic Output: 4,361stLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,676thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,037thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,267thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,198thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,162ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,552ndNudest: 9,814thTop
Most Stationary: 12,149thMost Cultured: 12,483rdMost Efficient Economies: 14,084thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,335thSmartest Citizens: 14,435thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,648thMost Politically Free: 15,688thLargest Black Market: 17,170thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,663rdMost Extreme: 20,826thMost Secular: 22,624th
Most Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 13th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 28th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 30th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 32nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 55th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 58th in the regionMost Influential: 66th in the regionMost Politically Free: 68th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 76th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 78th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 98th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 109th in the regionNudest: 118th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 128th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 136th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 148th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 169th in the regionMost Stationary: 171st in the regionLargest Black Market: 217th in the regionMost Cultured: 254th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 255th in the regionLargest Populations: 265th in the regionMost Extreme: 279th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 305th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 312th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 316th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 434th in the regionMost Secular: 536th in the region

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