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The Serene Territories of Jack Empire

“Nothing waits beyond these office walls”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The League

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Jack Empire

Population720 million

CapitalJackson

CurrencyJackian Dollar
AnimalWolf

The Serene Territories of Jack Empire is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its ban on automobiles, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 720 million Jackians 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, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jackson. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Jackian economy, worth 69.6 trillion Jackian Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Gambling, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 96,656 Jackian Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 317,560 per year while the poor average 22,060, a ratio of 14.4 to 1.

The diplomatic corps stinks, people who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned, Leader is convinced that other nations can simply be "junked" (Jack Empire has found 1 easter egg), and a milk bath costs more than bathing in money. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Jack Empire's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Jack Empire is ranked 11,878th in the world and 31st in The League for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 5,879.58 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,866thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,969thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,125thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,615thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,221stMost Influential: 8,707thLargest Gambling Industry: 11,537thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,878thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 18,874thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22,368thLargest Retail Industry: 24,638thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 28,277th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 11th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 20th in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 23rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 31st in the regionMost Politically Free: 34th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 43rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 44th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 51st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 59th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 64th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 67th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 69th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 71st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 79th in the region

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