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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 16th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 74th
The Rogue Nation of
Anarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society
Everyone is useful, if only as fertilizer
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Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
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Political Freedom
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Sinkorswim

Population34.908 billion

CapitalHard Knocks City
LeaderEvil Overlord

Currencydollar
Animalhyena

The Rogue Nation of Sinkorswim is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Evil Overlord with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, parental licensing program, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 34.908 billion Sinkorswimians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hard Knocks City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Sinkorswimian economy, worth an astonishing 16,845 trillion dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Gambling, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 482,555 dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,065,007 per year while the poor average 72,289, a ratio of 28.6 to 1.

Political speeches that drill deep into bureaucratic fine detail could be said to be a little boring, corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors, and Hyena sanctuaries have been taken over by hydraulic fracturing sites. Crime is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Sinkorswim's national animal is the hyena, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Sinkorswim is ranked 18,165th in the world and 1,078th in Osiris for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 6,090.91 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 74thLargest Insurance Industry: 87thHighest Economic Output: 88thLargest Publishing Industry: 92ndRudest Citizens: 94thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 102ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 104thHighest Disposable Incomes: 113thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 114thFattest Citizens: 139thSmartest Citizens: 154thLargest Populations: 194thLargest Gambling Industry: 211thMost Scientifically Advanced: 217thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 221stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 256thHighest Average Incomes: 259thMost Secular: 470thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 580thLargest Information Technology Sector: 639thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 743rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 872ndMost Armed: 1,094thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,183rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,190thHighest Crime Rates: 1,257thMost Avoided: 1,536thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,948thLargest Retail Industry: 1,986thLargest Black Market: 4,923rdHighest Drug Use: 5,720thMost Stationary: 5,750thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 9,239thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,341stMost Influential: 12,747thMost Efficient Economies: 14,150thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,809thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,358thNudest: 17,544th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 28th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 41st in the regionMost Armed: 45th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 57th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 59th in the regionMost Stationary: 60th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 63rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 68th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 77th in the regionMost Avoided: 80th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 110th in the regionMost Influential: 180th in the regionLargest Black Market: 285th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 306th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 424th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 435th in the regionMost Politically Free: 474th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 478th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 573rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sinkorswim was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Sinkorswim, Hyena sanctuaries have been taken over by hydraulic fracturing sites.
  • : Following new legislation in Sinkorswim, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors.
  • : Following new legislation in Sinkorswim, corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients.
  • : Following new legislation in Sinkorswim, political speeches that drill deep into bureaucratic fine detail could be said to be a little boring.
  • : Following new legislation in Sinkorswim, a newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Sinkorswimian as 'your finger, you fool'.
  • : Following new legislation in Sinkorswim, fishermen take out second mortgages to afford the yearly fishing permit.
  • : Following new legislation in Sinkorswim, the statue in the Krustofsky Plaza has a solar panel for a hat.
  • : Following new legislation in Sinkorswim, old spellbooks are only useful as door-stops or toilet roll substitute.
  • : Sinkorswim was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.

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