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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 152ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 167thHighest Disposable Incomes: 236th
The Union of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Terra novum et caelum
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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City States Nation

Population15.982 billion

LeaderJR Ewing


The Union of City States Nation is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by JR Ewing with an even hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, pith helmet sales, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 15.982 billion City Staters have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reading. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient City States Nationian economy, worth a remarkable 6,478 trillion Lire a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 405,389 Lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's an aura of pseudoscience around academia, returning vacationers often find that their property is now a construction site, pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi, and pocket calculators are seen as status symbols for the ostentatiously wealthy. Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. City States Nation's national animal is the Armadillo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Industrialism.

City States Nation is ranked 71,976th in the world and 2,286th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 2,198.9 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 152ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 167thHighest Disposable Incomes: 236thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 313thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 353rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 379thLargest Gambling Industry: 396thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 414thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 433rdHighest Poor Incomes: 443rdLargest Retail Industry: 461stMost Avoided: 508thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 511thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 610thLargest Agricultural Sector: 672ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 713thLargest Mining Sector: 734thHighest Average Incomes: 746thFattest Citizens: 896thLargest Publishing Industry: 984thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,017thHighest Economic Output: 1,264thRudest Citizens: 1,309thMost Influential: 1,535thMost Cultured: 1,543rdLargest Insurance Industry: 1,693rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,986thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,996thTop
Smartest Citizens: 2,757thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,798thMost Efficient Economies: 3,235thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,335thHighest Crime Rates: 3,803rdLargest Black Market: 3,960thMost Armed: 4,193rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,362ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,544thMost Stationary: 9,274thTop
Largest Populations: 14,775thLargest Governments: 17,931stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,434thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,259th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionMost Avoided: 15th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 20th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 21st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 23rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 23rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 25th in the regionFattest Citizens: 28th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 29th in the regionMost Cultured: 40th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 42nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 47th in the regionRudest Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 73rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 80th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 82nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 95th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 102nd in the regionMost Armed: 117th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 129th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 138th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 154th in the regionLargest Black Market: 155th in the regionMost Influential: 161st in the regionMost Stationary: 164th in the regionLargest Populations: 169th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 192nd in the regionMost Average: 331st in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 522nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 568th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 722nd in the region

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