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Largest Retail Industry: 557thMost Devout: 1,821stHighest Crime Rates: 1,948th
The Country in ruins of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Faster without speed limits.
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Few

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Gent Pop

Population4.469 billion

CapitalUnder Gotham
LeaderMartin Williams
FaithChristianity

CurrencyMars Dollars
AnimalShark

The Country in ruins of Gent Pop is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Martin Williams with an even hand, and notable for its teetotalling pirates, deadly medical pandemics, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.469 billion Gent Popians 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 tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Under Gotham. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.0%.

The thriving Gent Popian economy, worth 460 trillion Mars Dollars a year, is dominated by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 103,107 Mars Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 6.3 times as much as the poorest.

Vehicle strikes into low bridges are on the increase, lip-readers are often left perplexed by political rallies, the government has outlawed extremist parties, and farmers' market days almost always end in a shooting. Crime is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Gent Pop's national animal is the Shark, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Christianity.

Gent Pop is ranked 72,818th in the world and 3,658th in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 51.11 on the Rand Index.

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1%
Largest Retail Industry: 557thMost Devout: 1,821stHighest Crime Rates: 1,948thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,021stTop
5%
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,880thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,112thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,106thRudest Citizens: 4,160thLargest Mining Sector: 4,363rdMost Avoided: 4,496thFattest Citizens: 5,226thNudest: 5,884thMost Armed: 6,768thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,946thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,348thLargest Black Market: 8,521stTop
10%
Most Cultured: 10,309thMost Influential: 11,998thMost Primitive: 12,242ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,947thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,292nd
Top
1%
Largest Retail Industry: 30th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 71st in the regionMost Devout: 77th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 81st in the regionTop
5%
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 105th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 133rd in the regionMost Avoided: 148th in the regionFattest Citizens: 192nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 223rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 223rd in the regionNudest: 243rd in the regionMost Armed: 264th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 274th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 280th in the regionLargest Black Market: 333rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 416th in the regionTop
10%
Most Cultured: 510th in the regionMost Primitive: 673rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 817th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 879th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gent Pop, farmers' market days almost always end in a shooting.
  • : Following new legislation in Gent Pop, the government has outlawed extremist parties.
  • : Following new legislation in Gent Pop, lip-readers are often left perplexed by political rallies.
  • : Following new legislation in Gent Pop, vehicle strikes into low bridges are on the increase.
  • : Following new legislation in Gent Pop, you need a signed affidavit from a registered psychiatrist to claim that you have crazy low prices.
  • : Gent Pop was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Gent Pop, school children across the country are staging hunger strikes to protest government-mandated salads.
  • : Following new legislation in Gent Pop, all the playground's a stage for Gent Popian schoolchildren.
  • : Following new legislation in Gent Pop, on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons.
  • : Following new legislation in Gent Pop, the number of students attending university has reached a record high.

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