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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,263rd Largest Retail Industry: 2,723rd Fattest Citizens: 3,654th
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The Sands Casino

Population3.108 billion

Capitalthe poker table
LeaderLady Fortune
Faithgetting rich quick


The Croupier of The Sands Casino is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Lady Fortune with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, irreverence towards religion, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 3.108 billion gamblers are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the poker table. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.3%.

The frighteningly efficient gambling economy, worth 340 trillion chips a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 109,618 chips, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 537,908 per year while the poor average 12,785, a ratio of 42.1 to 1.

Dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive, Lady Fortune is refusing to make decisions until the Moon is out of Capricorn, on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons, and the national sporting identity is represented by a talking burger and a singing smartphone. Crime is moderate. The Sands Casino's national animal is the gambler, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is getting rich quick.

The Sands Casino is ranked 54,183rd in the world and 4th in The Sands for Largest Populations, with 3.11 billion Capita.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,263rdLargest Retail Industry: 2,723rdFattest Citizens: 3,654thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,576thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,183rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,476thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,536thTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,051stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,504thMost Avoided: 10,753rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,041stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,302ndLargest Gambling Industry: 11,772ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,868thHighest Drug Use: 13,567thNudest: 15,184thMost Pro-Market: 16,842nd
Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the region

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