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The Commonwealth of Owl District

“Nighttime awakens the darkest secrets of humanity”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Location: Seven To Many

Regional Influence: Negotiator

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The Commonwealth of Owl District is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its conspicuous electricity pylons, infamous sell-swords, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 10.986 billion Owl Districtians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Industry, although Law & Order and Administration are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Owl Districtian City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Owl Districtian economy, worth a remarkable 1,757 trillion hoots a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 159,973 hoots, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 733,027 per year while the poor average 21,223, a ratio of 34.5 to 1.

Families burn Leader's latest official photograph to keep warm, pet owners want to know why their animals keep smiling at them, abortions are carried out secretly in shady backstreet clinics, and citizens insist that there's no law against standing downwind when marijuana crops are burned off. Crime is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Owl District's national animal is the owl, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Owl District is ranked 46,778th in the world and 9th in Seven To Many for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 2,931.4 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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1%
Largest Insurance Industry: 1,229thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,260thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,313thMost Armed: 2,085thHighest Crime Rates: 2,563rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,598thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,599thMost Avoided: 2,619thTop
5%
Largest Retail Industry: 2,796thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,741stFattest Citizens: 3,837thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,928thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,006thRudest Citizens: 5,032ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,648thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,683rdLargest Mining Sector: 9,101stMost Corrupt Governments: 10,535thHighest Economic Output: 11,343rdHighest Average Incomes: 13,329thTop
10%
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 16,750thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,973rdMost Efficient Economies: 18,549thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,954thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,724thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 26,427th
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5%
Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Rudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the region

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