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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 146th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 156th Highest Disposable Incomes: 267th
The Confederacy of
Corporate Bordello Blood-Sucking Capitalist Leeches
Terra novum et caelum
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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City States Nation

Population12.554 billion

CapitalReading
LeaderJR Ewing
FaithIndustrialism

CurrencyLira
AnimalArmadillo

The Confederacy of City States Nation is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by JR Ewing with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, otherworldly petting zoo, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 12.554 billion City Staters 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 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 4,821 trillion Lire a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 384,035 Lire, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,369,020 per year while the poor average 77,486, a ratio of 17.7 to 1.

Evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow, and group photos of the members of parliament are often mistaken for family reunions. Crime is all-pervasive, 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 1,229th in the world and 179th in the South Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 124 Valid Endorsements.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 146thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 156thHighest Disposable Incomes: 267thLargest Gambling Industry: 318thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 319thLargest Retail Industry: 344thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 363rdRudest Citizens: 380thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 397thMost Avoided: 401stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 435thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 440thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 487thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 524thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 549thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 638thHighest Average Incomes: 663rdLargest Mining Sector: 688thFattest Citizens: 722ndMost Armed: 826thHighest Crime Rates: 931stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,178thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,188thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,229thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,276thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,566thHighest Economic Output: 1,617thMost Influential: 1,660thTop
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Most Cultured: 1,803rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,983rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,182ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,186thSmartest Citizens: 3,233rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,245thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,275thMost Devout: 6,088thTop
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Largest Black Market: 10,063rdMost Stationary: 11,264thLargest Populations: 15,663rdHighest Poor Incomes: 15,889thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,451st
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Avoided: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 19th in the regionMost Armed: 19th in the regionFattest Citizens: 19th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 23rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 26th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 37th in the regionMost Cultured: 45th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 46th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 48th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 58th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 64th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 97th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 138th in the regionLargest Black Market: 147th in the regionMost Devout: 148th in the regionMost Influential: 157th in the regionLargest Populations: 174th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 179th in the regionMost Stationary: 211th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 422nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 464th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 472nd in the region

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