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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 72nd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 112th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 158th
The Corporate-Owned Kingdom of
Corporate Bordello Blood-Sucking Capitalist Leeches
Increased profits create happiness.
Civil Rights
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Economic Nirvana

Population33.432 billion

LeaderGovernment Incorporated CEO Lord Phoenix
Faithworship of the Almighty Dollar

Currencystock certificate
Animalcorporate weasel

The Corporate-Owned Kingdom of Economic Nirvana is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Government Incorporated CEO Lord Phoenix with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 33.432 billion Economic Nirvanans 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, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lucre. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Economic Nirvanan economy, worth an astonishing 13,381 trillion stock certificates a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 400,253 stock certificates, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,342,006 per year while the poor average 32,082, a ratio of 73.0 to 1.

Citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one, an extra hand on the leg will give a horse-and-a-half of lead in a hundred jiffies on seven furlongs, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls, and it's said that any enemy of democracy is a friend to Government Incorporated CEO Lord Phoenix. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Economic Nirvana's national animal is the corporate weasel, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is worship of the Almighty Dollar.

Economic Nirvana is ranked 160,936th in the world and 6,997th in The East Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 1.37 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 72ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 112thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 158thHighest Economic Output: 172ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 178thLargest Insurance Industry: 180thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 183rdLargest Gambling Industry: 226thHighest Disposable Incomes: 227thFattest Citizens: 254thMost Avoided: 301stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 365thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 402ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 406thMost Stationary: 412thHighest Crime Rates: 434thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 461stRudest Citizens: 461stLargest Mining Sector: 511thMost Armed: 547thHighest Average Incomes: 571stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 604thMost Efficient Economies: 616thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 702ndLargest Retail Industry: 734thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 865thLargest Populations: 879thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,108thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,142ndTop
Most Primitive: 2,763rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,857thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,723rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,021stLargest Black Market: 5,807thMost Devout: 6,039thMost Pro-Market: 7,581stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,892ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,038thTop
Highest Drug Use: 8,777thMost Influential: 9,333rdMost Cultured: 11,089thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,756thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,881st
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 16th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 73rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 79th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 85th in the regionLargest Black Market: 94th in the regionMost Primitive: 97th in the regionMost Devout: 147th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 173rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 174th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 181st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 203rd in the regionMost Cultured: 272nd in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 431st in the regionMost Influential: 492nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 626th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 652nd in the regionNudest: 708th in the regionMost Politically Free: 712th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Economic Nirvana was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Economic Nirvana was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Economic Nirvana was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Economic Nirvana was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Economic Nirvana was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Economic Nirvana was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market and Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Economic Nirvana was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Economic Nirvana was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Economic Nirvana was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dead.
  • : Economic Nirvana was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Seeker of Managers of East Malaysia, curing 514 million infected.


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