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The Free Republic of Ponderosa

“Live Free”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: Wintreath

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The Free Republic of Ponderosa is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Walker with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, feral children, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 19.838 billion Ponderosans 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, 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 Santa Fe. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Ponderosan economy, worth a remarkable 6,753 trillion Ponderosa dollars 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 Retail, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 340,425 Ponderosa dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,344,949 per year while the poor average 58,337, a ratio of 23.1 to 1.

Ignorance is considered a politically desirable quality, a PhD just ain't what it used to be, the most popular household pet in Ponderosa is the domestic minor, and CEOs and corporate executives are frequently found striking for better stock options. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ponderosa's national animal is the Osprey, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Ponderosa is ranked 265th in the world and 1st in Wintreath for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 17,344.74 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 144thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 145thHighest Crime Rates: 160thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 163rdMost Armed: 176thFattest Citizens: 194thRudest Citizens: 215thMost Avoided: 233rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 265thMost Valuable International Artwork: 306thLargest Gambling Industry: 370thLargest Retail Industry: 379thMost Rebellious Youth: 473rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 478thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 830thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,204thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,272ndHighest Economic Output: 1,481stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,539thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,561stHighest Average Incomes: 1,606thLargest Mining Sector: 1,710thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,830thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,836thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,923rdTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,919thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,173rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,836thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,616thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,094thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,742ndLargest Publishing Industry: 6,044thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,367thSmartest Citizens: 9,475thLargest Populations: 11,053rdMost Secular: 11,621stTop
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Largest Black Market: 14,715thMost Inclusive: 16,143rdMost Influential: 20,119thMost Cultured: 21,478thMost Pro-Market: 24,592nd
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionNudest: 17th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17th in the regionLargest Black Market: 19th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 21st in the regionMost Extreme: 25th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Politically Free: 28th in the regionMost Secular: 33rd in the region

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