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The Godless Mercantile Nexus of Isla Vista

“Where churches are charged with fraud and racketeering!”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Location: Wysteria

Regional Influence: Apprentice

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The Godless Mercantile Nexus of Isla Vista is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Colonial Premier Mawaar with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, smutty television, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 42.719 billion Islanders 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 minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, with Defense also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trigo. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Isla Vistan economy, worth an astonishing 35,876 trillion Golden Bonds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 839,830 Golden Bonds, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 7,867,598 per year while the poor average 7,538, a ratio of 1,043 to 1.

Commemorative mugs remembering last year's Black Friday Crockery Riots are a best seller this year, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech, and citizens who don't recite the Pledge of Isla Vista at least three times a day are placed on a terrorist watch-list. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Isla Vista's national animal is the Marsupial Tiger, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Isla Vista is ranked 2,313th in the world and 23rd in Wysteria for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 14,063.74 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12thHighest Economic Output: 16thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 32ndHighest Average Incomes: 35thLargest Insurance Industry: 37thMost Avoided: 38thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 38thMost Scientifically Advanced: 38thLargest Agricultural Sector: 42ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 42ndMost Armed: 43rdLargest Populations: 49thLargest Mining Sector: 55thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 82ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 83rdFattest Citizens: 88thMost Efficient Economies: 89thMost Secular: 97thHighest Crime Rates: 132ndSmartest Citizens: 143rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 170thRudest Citizens: 217thLargest Publishing Industry: 218thMost Corrupt Governments: 298thMost Cultured: 337thLargest Retail Industry: 443rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 580thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 716thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,313thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 5,052ndMost Rebellious Youth: 5,713thLargest Black Market: 6,047thMost Influential: 7,376thTop
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Largest Governments: 13,451stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,549thMost Stationary: 14,116thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,234thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,813thMost Pro-Market: 26,476th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the region

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