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The Republic of Shay Van Buren

“Stand on my right.”

Category: Corporate Police State
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Location: Topid

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Republic of Shay Van Buren is a gargantuan, orderly nation, renowned for its frequent executions. The hard-working, cynical population of 12.215 billion Shay Van Burenians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Welfare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 25.9%.

The powerhouse Shay Van Burenian economy, worth 705 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 57,776 dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 218,374 per year while the poor average 10,635, a ratio of 20.5 to 1.

A government program is underway to revitalize Shay Van Buren's beaches, citizens select which government department gets their income tax dollars each year, the government is avowedly atheist, and the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. Crime is moderate. Shay Van Buren's national animal is the eagle, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Shay Van Buren is ranked 27,835th in the world and 12th in Topid for Highest Economic Output, with 705 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,417thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 23,204th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the region

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