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Largest Insurance Industry: 851st Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,230th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,865th
The Auspicious Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
吉祥我国多么光芒万丈!
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Xiaodong

Population7.453 billion

CapitalRongzhuo
LeaderYuan Xiannian and Xi Yao-tong
FaithTaojiao

CurrencyRenjin
Animaldragon

The Auspicious Republic of Xiaodong is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Yuan Xiannian and Xi Yao-tong with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, public floggings, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.453 billion Xiaodongese are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rongzhuo. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 32.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Xiaodongese economy, worth a remarkable 1,080 trillion Renjins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 144,991 Renjins, with the richest citizens earning 7.0 times as much as the poorest.

Anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Xiaodong as a reminder of their "special relationship", historic buildings are being demolished to allow for road-widening in the city centre, and sports journals are full of uplifting puff-pieces on professional boxers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Xiaodong's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Taojiao.

Xiaodong is ranked 91,827th in the world and 25th in Kylaris for Most Pro-Market, scoring 44.11 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 851stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,230thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,865thLargest Mining Sector: 2,748thLargest Black Market: 2,806thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,977thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,152ndMost Corrupt Governments: 4,211thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,766thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,535thLargest Retail Industry: 6,929thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,957thTop
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Most Devout: 9,070thFattest Citizens: 9,982ndHighest Economic Output: 13,476thHighest Average Incomes: 13,637thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,811thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,418th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the region

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