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The Free Land of Kurzweil

“Civil right & political freedom lead to heaven on Earth”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Nipper

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The Free Land of Kurzweil is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its smutty television, daily referendums, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 3.96 billion Kurzweilians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Industry, although Education and Welfare are also considered important, while Law & Order and Spirituality receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Kurzweilian economy, worth 529 trillion Kurus a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 133,694 Kurus, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 684,499 per year while the poor average 14,337, a ratio of 47.7 to 1.

Tourist operators promise visitors tours of live burning shipwrecks and plane crash sites, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines', companies balk at paying their workers, and passive-aggressive congratulations cards inform mums-to-be that their pregnancy is their greatest achievement in life. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Kurzweil's national animal is the Sergiyu, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Kurzweil is ranked 57,851st in the world and 1,361st in the South Pacific for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 2,253.75 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Rudest Citizens: 418thHighest Crime Rates: 440thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 687thMost Armed: 731stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 970thHighest Drug Use: 1,031stFattest Citizens: 1,035thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,054thMost Avoided: 1,105thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,335thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,466thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,543rdLargest Retail Industry: 1,699thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 3,592ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,177thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,441stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,859thNudest: 9,176thMost Inclusive: 9,437thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 14,617thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19,087thHighest Average Incomes: 20,603rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22,984thMost Politically Free: 24,251stLargest Mining Sector: 24,362ndMost Cultured: 24,868thMost Efficient Economies: 26,582ndLargest Publishing Industry: 26,586thMost Extreme: 26,596th
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1%
Highest Drug Use: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 22nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 24th in the regionMost Avoided: 31st in the regionMost Armed: 32nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 33rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 37th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 38th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 45th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 66th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 91st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 104th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 126th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 133rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 133rd in the regionNudest: 173rd in the regionMost Extreme: 302nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 341st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 411th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 439th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 446th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 468th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 524th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 568th in the regionLargest Black Market: 606th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 608th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 610th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 647th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 654th in the regionMost Cultured: 757th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 851st in the regionLargest Populations: 861st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 863rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 939th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,053rd in the region

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