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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 692ndLargest Retail Industry: 887thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,113th
The Conglomerado Corporativo of
Capitalist Paradise Corporate Slave State
ˇQue se rompan los martillos y se doblen las hoces!
Director of Administration
Civil Rights
Very Good
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Population11.842 billion

LeaderGrand Nagus Andrés Carrizosa

AnimalWhite Java Sparrow

The Conglomerado Corporativo of Prybourne is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Grand Nagus Andrés Carrizosa with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, strictly enforced bedtime, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 11.842 billion Prybourneans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Duron. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Prybournean economy, worth a remarkable 2,708 trillion Pentes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 228,683 Pentes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,057,529 per year while the poor average 29,833, a ratio of 35.4 to 1.

Some people will do literally anything to be in the spotlight, the government prides itself on being smug and condescending to idiots, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, and police officers have nearly cracked a major underage astronomy syndicate. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Prybourne's national animal is the White Java Sparrow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Prybourne is ranked 2,962nd in the world and 8th in Anteria for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 7,675.46 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 692ndLargest Retail Industry: 887thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,113thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,283rdFattest Citizens: 1,476thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,613thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,030thTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,186thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,342ndLargest Insurance Industry: 2,962ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,018thMost Avoided: 3,712thMost Efficient Economies: 3,728thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,799thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,869thMost Influential: 3,975thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,031stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,186thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,321stHighest Average Incomes: 4,371stMost Devout: 4,372ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,618thHighest Economic Output: 4,863rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,262ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,573rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,809thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,005thMost Stationary: 7,706thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,237thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,577thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,990thMost Armed: 9,370thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,788thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,212thLargest Mining Sector: 12,743rdMost Cultured: 15,752ndSmartest Citizens: 16,851stMost Pro-Market: 16,881stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,477thLargest Black Market: 19,409th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 17th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20th in the regionMost Armed: 20th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 21st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 28th in the region

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