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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,539thLargest Retail Industry: 1,718thMost Influential: 2,637th
The Communicative Corp Hub of
Capitalist Paradise Corporate Slave State
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OmniComplexity Inc
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Founding Citadel

Population1.116 billion

LeaderOmniComplexity Inc


The Communicative Corp Hub of The Founding Citadel is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by OmniComplexity Inc with an even hand, and notable for its disturbing lack of elderly people, zero percent divorce rate, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.116 billion Founding Citadelians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Industry, with Education and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Katesia. The average income tax rate is 4.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Founding Citadelian economy, worth 132 trillion Rubes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 118,909 Rubes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Reddish-brown is the new black, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners, and pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi. Crime is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Founding Citadel's national animal is the Raven, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

The Founding Citadel is ranked 236,249th in the world and 8,099th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring -9.49 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,539thLargest Retail Industry: 1,718thTop
Most Influential: 2,637thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,082ndFattest Citizens: 4,197thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,762ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,159thRudest Citizens: 6,180thMost Avoided: 6,458thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,449thHighest Crime Rates: 7,700thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9,306thMost Efficient Economies: 9,479thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,207thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,240thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,445thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,749thTop
Most Armed: 12,953rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,147thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,417thMost Secular: 18,517thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19,644thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,951stHighest Poor Incomes: 23,924th
Largest Retail Industry: 60th in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 86th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 122nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 138th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 199th in the regionRudest Citizens: 221st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 245th in the regionMost Avoided: 259th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 276th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 287th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 289th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 317th in the regionMost Influential: 324th in the regionMost Armed: 327th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 374th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 391st in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 415th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 428th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 444th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 473rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 619th in the regionMost Secular: 642nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 643rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 718th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 748th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 770th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 798th in the region

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