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Rudest Citizens: 2,404thHighest Crime Rates: 2,728thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,866th
The Republic of
Corporate Bordello Blood-Sucking Capitalist Leeches
By The People For The People
Leader
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Smart Land

Population1.983 billion

CapitalWashington DC

Currencydollar
Animalcat

The Republic of Smart Land is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, public floggings, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.983 billion Smart Landians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Washington DC. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Smart Landian economy, worth 241 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 121,828 dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 743,641 per year while the poor average 8,808, a ratio of 84.4 to 1.

Citizens buy season tickets on a 20-year payment plan, there is something rotten in the state of Smart Land, major internet servers have acquired citizenship, and Leader's recent "I have a dream that we will fight them by raking muck on the beaches" speech seems a little derivative to many. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Smart Land's national animal is the cat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Smart Land is ranked 179,296th in the world and 8,388th in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 12.41236705608 Days.

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Rudest Citizens: 2,404thHighest Crime Rates: 2,728thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,866thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,055thMost Influential: 3,361stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,408thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,612thFattest Citizens: 3,842ndMost Secular: 4,115thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,163rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,099thLargest Retail Industry: 5,685thMost Avoided: 6,100thMost Armed: 9,340thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 10,444thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,291stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,460thLargest Mining Sector: 15,018thHighest Drug Use: 15,364thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,469thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,038thMost Efficient Economies: 18,714thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,192nd
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Largest Gambling Industry: 91st in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 102nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 129th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 131st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 133rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 142nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 150th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 188th in the regionMost Avoided: 222nd in the regionMost Secular: 222nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 245th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 281st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 333rd in the regionMost Armed: 333rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 374th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 589th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 643rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 682nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 745th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 836th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 882nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 887th in the regionMost Influential: 887th in the regionNudest: 923rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,004th in the region

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