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The Desolated Plains of Wasteland

“Wasteland”

Category: Capitalizt
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Location: Middle East

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The Desolated Plains of Wasteland is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 19.123 billion Wastelandians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Misty Moor. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Wastelandian economy, worth a remarkable 3,172 trillion Poisons a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an impressive 165,886 Poisons, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,527,278 per year while the poor average 1,833, a ratio of 833 to 1.

Homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways, the state pays for care of easily preventable illnesses, most academic research has ground to a halt, and computers have been banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Wasteland's national animal is the Dead Fish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Wasteland is ranked 240,911th in the world and 40th in Middle East for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring -18.17 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 260thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 474thHighest Crime Rates: 676thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 934thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,006thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,020thMost Armed: 1,193rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,395thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,429thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,483rdFattest Citizens: 1,740thMost Avoided: 1,905thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,139thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,438thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,864thHighest Economic Output: 4,303rdLargest Mining Sector: 4,420thLargest Retail Industry: 5,624thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,020thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,245thRudest Citizens: 7,371stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,645thLargest Populations: 8,167thHighest Average Incomes: 10,973rdTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 12,415thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,853rdMost Efficient Economies: 14,920thMost Pro-Market: 16,174thHighest Drug Use: 16,568thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,967thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,979thLargest Black Market: 22,740th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the region

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