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The Republic of Crawdad Republic

“Rave till you drop”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: West Pacific Crab Sanctuary

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Crawdad Republic

Population224 million

Currencybitcoin
AnimalCrab

The Republic of Crawdad Republic is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 224 million Crawdad Republicians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.1%.

The very strong Crawdad Republician economy, worth 14.8 trillion bitcoins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Gambling. Average income is 65,935 bitcoins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 189,480 per year while the poor average 18,238, a ratio of 10.4 to 1.

Male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room, childhood friends of Leader are living it large abroad at the taxpayers' expense, the media have begun calling the government treasury "Leader's stash", and Crawdad Republician novella fans become unusually flustered when thinking about Leader. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Crawdad Republic's national animal is the Crab, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Crawdad Republic is ranked 149,557th in the world and 39th in West Pacific Crab Sanctuary for Most Influential, scoring 38 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,891stTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 18,936th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the region

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