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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 962ndRudest Citizens: 1,356thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,457th
The Corporate Republic of
Corporate Bordello Blood-Sucking Capitalist Leeches
For God and Cheesecake
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Cheesecakeastan

Population11.481 billion

CapitalCheesecakeopia
LeaderPresident Thomas de Reptar

CurrencyCakian
AnimalGolden Eagle

The Corporate Republic of Cheesecakeastan is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Thomas de Reptar with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, daily referendums, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 11.481 billion Cheesecakeastanians 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 minute, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cheesecakeopia. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Cheesecakeastanian economy, worth a remarkable 2,486 trillion Cakians a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 216,558 Cakians, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 676,999 per year while the poor average 53,152, a ratio of 12.7 to 1.

Violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner, signs saying "No Poor People or Weirdoes" are common outside shops and cafés, patriotic citizens chant "there's only one Cheesecakeastan" at foreigners, and lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Cheesecakeastan's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Cheesecakeastan is ranked 81,621st in the world and 7th in Ascenthia for Most Stationary, with 110.89418597212 Days.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 962ndRudest Citizens: 1,356thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,457thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,470thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,579thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,967thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,175thFattest Citizens: 2,651stLargest Insurance Industry: 2,813thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,908thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,637thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,731stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,808thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,216thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,555thLargest Mining Sector: 4,791stHighest Average Incomes: 5,109thHighest Economic Output: 5,475thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,539thMost Avoided: 5,937thMost Efficient Economies: 6,186thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,559thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,462ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,674thMost Influential: 9,063rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,572ndMost Corrupt Governments: 10,261stTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 10,938thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,974thMost Armed: 11,511thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,846thMost Devout: 12,180thMost Politically Free: 12,445thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,663rdSmartest Citizens: 14,485thLargest Black Market: 20,431st
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Most Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15th in the region

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