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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,050thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,643rdMost Avoided: 3,890th
The Republic of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
Knees weak, rights forgetti
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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North West Sutherland

Population532 million

CapitalNorth Star City

Currencystonk
Animalrat bastard

The Republic of North West Sutherland is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 532 million Sutherlandians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of North Star City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 11.1%.

The frighteningly efficient North West Sutherlandian economy, worth 68.9 trillion stonks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 129,523 stonks, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 823,681 per year while the poor average 8,420, a ratio of 97.8 to 1.

The people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth, the government response to disaster victims starving for bread is "let them eat stale cake", lottery winners spend most of their money on security, and billions are being spent on a new island airport. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. North West Sutherland's national animal is the rat bastard, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

North West Sutherland is ranked 25,336th in the world and 982nd in The East Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 33.98 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,050thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,643rdMost Avoided: 3,890thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,842ndMost Conservative: 5,281stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,047thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,346thLargest Retail Industry: 6,809thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,812thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,808thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,847thLargest Mining Sector: 9,337thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,517thTop
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Most Influential: 12,205thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,798thLargest Insurance Industry: 14,744thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,864thHighest Average Incomes: 18,936thMost Efficient Economies: 20,064th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 55th in the regionMost Avoided: 66th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 89th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 93rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 178th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 178th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 211th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 214th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 218th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 230th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 250th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 278th in the regionMost Conservative: 329th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 400th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 477th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 512th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 529th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 540th in the regionLargest Black Market: 599th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 606th in the regionMost Influential: 617th in the regionMost Developed: 665th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 764th in the regionMost Secular: 802nd in the region

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