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The Confederacy of City States Nation

“Terra novum et caelum”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific


City States Nation

Population12.583 billion

LeaderJR Ewing


The Confederacy of City States Nation is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by JR Ewing with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 12.583 billion City Staters are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reading. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient City States Nationian economy, worth a remarkable 4,837 trillion Lire a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 384,457 Lire, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,375,413 per year while the poor average 77,146, a ratio of 17.8 to 1.

Group photos of the members of parliament are often mistaken for family reunions, retail stores offer sales every hour on the hour, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?", and no one knows how to tie a reef knot. Crime is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. City States Nation's national animal is the Armadillo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Industrialism.

City States Nation is ranked 21,765th in the world and 720th in the South Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 73.67 on the Rand Index.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 148thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 154thHighest Disposable Incomes: 266thLargest Gambling Industry: 315thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 322ndLargest Retail Industry: 343rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 365thRudest Citizens: 372ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 393rdMost Avoided: 399thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 436thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 445thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 488thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 533rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 541stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 643rdHighest Average Incomes: 670thLargest Mining Sector: 696thFattest Citizens: 729thMost Armed: 828thHighest Crime Rates: 950thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,171stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,174thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,202ndLargest Insurance Industry: 1,306thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,572ndHighest Economic Output: 1,614thMost Influential: 1,663rdTop
Most Cultured: 1,797thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,987thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,193rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,212thSmartest Citizens: 3,222ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,270thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,299thMost Devout: 6,906thTop
Largest Black Market: 10,153rdMost Stationary: 11,237thLargest Populations: 15,771stHighest Poor Incomes: 16,070thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,458th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11th in the regionMost Avoided: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18th in the regionFattest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Armed: 19th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 23rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 25th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 38th in the regionMost Cultured: 44th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 46th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 49th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 60th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 63rd in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 97th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 139th in the regionLargest Black Market: 147th in the regionMost Influential: 155th in the regionLargest Populations: 170th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 175th in the regionMost Devout: 179th in the regionMost Stationary: 210th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 419th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 469th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 479th in the region

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