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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,685thLeast Corrupt Governments: 13,016thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,620th
The Principality of
Corporate Bordello Blood-Sucking Capitalist Leeches
Might Makes Right
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Change Is For The Better

Population1.767 billion


The Principality of Change Is For The Better is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, strictly enforced bedtime, and compulsory military service. The hard-working, democratic population of 1.767 billion Change Is For The Betterians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The medium-sized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Administration, Healthcare, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy is ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 25.5%.

The very strong Change Is For The Betterian economy, worth 99.4 trillion kronor a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. Average income is 56,241 kronor, with the richest citizens earning 8.7 times as much as the poorest.

'Abstinence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder' is a common school motto, warfare increasingly resembles a video game, CEOs can't hear the term 'Fire Sale' without bursting into tears, and foreign leaders who don't applaud Leader's speeches are regarded as enemies of Change Is For The Better. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Change Is For The Better's national animal is the squirrel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Change Is For The Better is ranked 110,710th in the world and 1st in The furry union for Highest Economic Output, with 99.4 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,685thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 13,016thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,620thMost Avoided: 16,784thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,607th

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