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The Confederacy of City States Nation

“Terra novum et caelum”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific


City States Nation

Population14.164 billion

LeaderJR Ewing


The Confederacy of City States Nation is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by JR Ewing with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, pith helmet sales, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 14.164 billion City Staters have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

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 5,741 trillion Lire a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 405,365 Lire, with the richest citizens earning 6.6 times as much as the poorest.

People believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste, and the monarchy has adopted absolute primogeniture. 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 51,773rd in the world and 1,972nd in the South Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 59.11 on the Rand Index.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 161stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 166thHighest Disposable Incomes: 238thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 294thLargest Gambling Industry: 344thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 374thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 376thLargest Retail Industry: 383rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 391stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 405thMost Avoided: 446thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 475thLargest Agricultural Sector: 520thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 556thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 622ndLargest Mining Sector: 686thHighest Average Incomes: 692ndFattest Citizens: 759thRudest Citizens: 863rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,087thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,203rdHighest Economic Output: 1,380thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,489thMost Influential: 1,534thHighest Crime Rates: 1,553rdLargest Insurance Industry: 1,561stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,562ndMost Cultured: 1,728thMost Armed: 1,734thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,351stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,487thMost Efficient Economies: 2,952ndSmartest Citizens: 3,094thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,133rdHighest Poor Incomes: 3,583rdLargest Black Market: 3,761stLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,398thMost Stationary: 10,092ndTop
Most Devout: 12,828thLargest Populations: 15,251stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,715thLargest Governments: 20,447th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 14th in the regionMost Avoided: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 18th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionFattest Citizens: 25th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 30th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 37th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 40th in the regionMost Armed: 41st in the regionRudest Citizens: 42nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 43rd in the regionMost Cultured: 44th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 49th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 67th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 84th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 90th in the regionLargest Black Market: 92nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 95th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 102nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 143rd in the regionMost Influential: 161st in the regionLargest Populations: 172nd in the regionMost Stationary: 188th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 199th in the regionMost Devout: 381st in the regionMost Average: 391st in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 429th in the regionLargest Governments: 570th in the region

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