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The Armed Republic of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
EMPIRE FALLS
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Contender
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
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Skulle Island

Population3.812 billion

Currencydollar
Animalhorse

The Armed Republic of Skulle Island is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its complete absence of social welfare and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 3.812 billion Skulle Islandians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Defense, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 43.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Skulle Islandian economy, worth 137 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 36,184 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The tenet of free speech is held dear, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, and military spending recently hit a new high. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Skulle Island's national animal is the horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Skulle Island is ranked 84,891st in the world and 1st in The Gulf of Maine for Smartest Citizens, with 35.06 quips per hour.

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