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The United States of Basado

“Strength Through Freedom”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: Realm of the Whispering Winds

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Basado

Population740 million

CapitalBased

Currencyruble
AnimalRattlesnake

The United States of Basado is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 740 million Basadoans 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, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Based. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.3%.

The powerhouse Basadoan economy, worth 66.6 trillion rubles a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Retail, and Soda Sales. Average income is 89,990 rubles, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 521,994 per year while the poor average 7,362, a ratio of 70.9 to 1.

Corporations claim the third ounce of any metal traded in a wicker-cone on the Sunday of a full moon as a charitable expense, preservative-laden Basadoan cheeses will be as edible when archaeologists dig them up next millennium, burgers often list "miscellaneous meats" in their ingredients, and the government covers the basic health care of its citizens. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Basado's national animal is the Rattlesnake, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Basado is ranked 16,769th in the world and 6th in Realm of the Whispering Winds for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 5,174.63 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,118thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,605thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,097thHighest Crime Rates: 3,477thRudest Citizens: 4,370thFattest Citizens: 4,947thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,057thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,348thMost Avoided: 7,558thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,947thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 8,530thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,676thMost Pro-Market: 9,833rdHighest Drug Use: 10,236thMost Armed: 12,617thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 12,905thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,934thLargest Retail Industry: 15,691stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,769th
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Politically Free: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Basado was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Basado was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Basado was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Basado, the government covers the basic health care of its citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Basado, burgers often list "miscellaneous meats" in their ingredients.
  • : Following new legislation in Basado, preservative-laden Basadoan cheeses will be as edible when archaeologists dig them up next millennium.
  • : Following new legislation in Basado, corporations claim the third ounce of any metal traded in a wicker-cone on the Sunday of a full moon as a charitable expense.
  • : Following new legislation in Basado, the nation is so apathetic that Basadoans can barely find the energy to bring new issues to the government.
  • : Basado was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes, Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, and Most Avoided and the Top 10% for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Basado, clandestine emigration to countries with labor laws is all the rage.

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