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The Croupier of The Sands Casino

“Place your bets, please”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: The Sands

Regional Influence: Superpower

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The Croupier of The Sands Casino is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Lady Fortune with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 3.898 billion gamblers 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 tiny, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the poker table. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.0%.

The frighteningly efficient gambling economy, worth 432 trillion chips a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 110,951 chips, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 540,484 per year while the poor average 13,125, a ratio of 41.2 to 1.

Chess defeat has made Lady Fortune the laughingstock of dictators and grandmasters alike, the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace', court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point, and citizens are prohibited from raising their voice above thirty decibels in commercial districts. Crime is moderate. The Sands Casino's national animal is the gambler, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is getting rich quick.

The Sands Casino is ranked 161,042nd in the world and 8th in The Sands for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -8.37 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,181stLargest Retail Industry: 2,660thFattest Citizens: 3,486thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,911thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,992ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,213thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,777thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,015thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,000thLargest Gambling Industry: 10,496thMost Avoided: 10,649thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,018thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,017thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,173rdHighest Drug Use: 13,799thNudest: 15,000thMost Pro-Market: 17,210th

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