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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 280thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 878thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,479th
The Incorporated States of
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That Person
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Civil Rights
Rare
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Someplace1212

Population10.364 billion

CapitalSomecity1212
LeaderThat Person

CurrencyGeneric Currrency Unit
AnimalThing

The Incorporated States of Someplace1212 is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by That Person with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, parental licensing program, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 10.364 billion Someplace1212ians 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 minute, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Somecity1212. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Someplace1212ian economy, worth a remarkable 1,710 trillion Generic Currrency Units a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 165,035 Generic Currrency Units, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,516,423 per year while the poor average 1,863, a ratio of 813 to 1.

The police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties, breast milk lattes are the newest fad among hip urbanites, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail, and fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Someplace1212's national animal is the Thing, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Someplace1212 is ranked 201,970th in the world and 7,514th in the South Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 28.28 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 280thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 878thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,479thTop
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Most Avoided: 2,215thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,422ndFattest Citizens: 2,423rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,563rdLargest Insurance Industry: 2,686thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,784thMost Armed: 2,864thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,039thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,110thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,264thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,295thLargest Mining Sector: 5,557thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,803rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,358thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8,122ndLargest Retail Industry: 8,506thHighest Economic Output: 9,096thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,151stMost Corrupt Governments: 9,764thTop
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Most Secular: 10,454thHighest Average Incomes: 10,491stLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,912thMost Pro-Market: 14,254thLargest Gambling Industry: 14,350thMost Efficient Economies: 19,592nd
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 31st in the regionMost Avoided: 50th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 51st in the regionFattest Citizens: 54th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 58th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 62nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 76th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 82nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 86th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 132nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 139th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 140th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 168th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 171st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 175th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 197th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 213th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 257th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 262nd in the regionLargest Populations: 268th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 275th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 278th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 348th in the regionMost Secular: 370th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 432nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 462nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 515th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 569th in the region

National Happenings

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  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector and Fattest Citizens.
  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular, Most Corrupt Governments, and Highest Economic Output.
  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.

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