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The Corporate-Owned Kingdom of Economic Nirvana

“Increased profits create happiness.”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Sprat

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The Corporate-Owned Kingdom of Economic Nirvana is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Government Incorporated CEO Lord Phoenix with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, smutty television, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 35.48 billion Economic Nirvanans 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 minute, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lucre. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Economic Nirvanan economy, worth an astonishing 14,411 trillion stock certificates a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 406,197 stock certificates, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,613,642 per year while the poor average 6,197, a ratio of 583 to 1.

Citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one, an extra hand on the leg will give a horse-and-a-half of lead in a hundred jiffies on seven furlongs, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls, and it's said that any enemy of democracy is a friend to Government Incorporated CEO Lord Phoenix. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Economic Nirvana's national animal is the corporate weasel, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is worship of the Almighty Dollar.

Economic Nirvana is ranked 218,978th in the world and 8,950th in The East Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 3.91 Tourists Per Hour.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 73rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 106thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 113thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 180thHighest Economic Output: 181stLargest Insurance Industry: 188thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 197thLargest Gambling Industry: 224thHighest Disposable Incomes: 231stFattest Citizens: 275thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 281stMost Avoided: 313thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 368thMost Stationary: 381stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 421stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 457thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 457thHighest Crime Rates: 477thRudest Citizens: 530thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 584thLargest Mining Sector: 598thHighest Average Incomes: 701stMost Armed: 710thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 718thLargest Agricultural Sector: 750thLargest Populations: 853rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 913thLargest Retail Industry: 985thMost Efficient Economies: 1,137thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,162ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,524thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 4,107thMost Primitive: 4,740thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,970thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,410thMost Devout: 6,921stLargest Black Market: 8,454thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,339thTop
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Most Influential: 11,623rdMost Cultured: 11,682ndMost Pro-Market: 15,638thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,298thHighest Drug Use: 17,490thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,938th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12th in the regionMost Armed: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 21st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 22nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 36th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 90th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 161st in the regionMost Devout: 196th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 202nd in the regionMost Primitive: 212th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 243rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 245th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 254th in the regionLargest Black Market: 254th in the regionMost Cultured: 297th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 454th in the regionMost Influential: 614th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 738th in the region

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