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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 290thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 943rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,431st
The Incorporated States of
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Someplace1212

Population12.056 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 public floggings, flagrant waste-dumping, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 12.056 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 1,989 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 101,973rd in the world and 3,663rd in the South Pacific for Largest Governments, scoring 13.19 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 290thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 943rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,431stMost Avoided: 2,290thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,330thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,501stLargest Insurance Industry: 2,578thFattest Citizens: 2,585thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,783rdMost Armed: 3,161stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,194thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,496thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,763rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,915thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,414thLargest Mining Sector: 6,497thHighest Economic Output: 8,398thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,414thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8,801stLargest Retail Industry: 9,228thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,519thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,096thMost Secular: 11,134thHighest Average Incomes: 11,373rdTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 14,595thLargest Gambling Industry: 16,160thMost Pro-Market: 17,798thMost Efficient Economies: 21,253rd
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 33rd in the regionMost Avoided: 51st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 59th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 61st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 64th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 69th in the regionFattest Citizens: 70th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 91st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 99th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 150th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 168th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 187th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 222nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 222nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 229th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 233rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 241st in the regionLargest Populations: 265th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 279th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 293rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 313th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 339th in the regionMost Secular: 383rd in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 449th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 455th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 461st in the regionMost Stationary: 608th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 693rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 775th in the regionMost Extreme: 781st in the region

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  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Someplace1212 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : 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.

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