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The Clampdown of Kaputer

“Pop Tarts for all” Joe Strummer

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Enforcer

Location: Capitalist Paradise

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Kaputer

Population23.235 billion

CapitalAirstrip One
LeaderJoe Strummer
FaithShouldn't have answered that issue

CurrencyShow Me Da Money
AnimalPug

The Clampdown of Kaputer is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Joe Strummer with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory military service, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 23.235 billion Kaputerians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order is also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Airstrip One. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Kaputerian economy, worth a remarkable 6,938 trillion Show Me Da Monies a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 298,613 Show Me Da Monies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Playing an online nation simulation game legally obliges you to buy the creator's latest novel, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea, the fattest folk in Kaputer look to be the happiest ones, and prisoners can't do number twos without their "toilet buddy" present. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Kaputer's national animal is the Pug, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Shouldn't have answered that issue.

Kaputer is ranked 1,155th in the world and 25th in Capitalist Paradise for Fattest Citizens, with 56.21 Obesity Rate.

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Most Influential: 90thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 421stLargest Gambling Industry: 504thHighest Disposable Incomes: 653rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 732ndMost Stationary: 852ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 938thHighest Economic Output: 973rdFattest Citizens: 1,155thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,231stMost Armed: 1,323rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,422ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,658thRudest Citizens: 1,706thHighest Average Incomes: 1,983rdTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,145thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,284thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,455thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,466thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,010thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,010thLargest Black Market: 3,404thHighest Crime Rates: 3,425thLargest Mining Sector: 3,592ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,602ndMost Cultured: 3,712thMost Avoided: 4,035thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,307thLargest Populations: 4,431stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,585thLargest Retail Industry: 4,586thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,038thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,430thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,449thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,024thSmartest Citizens: 7,204thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,104thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 11,971stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,415thHighest Drug Use: 13,310thMost Efficient Economies: 14,045thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,069thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,038thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,390thMost Politically Free: 18,506th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionMost Cultured: 18th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 19th in the regionMost Armed: 20th in the regionMost Politically Free: 20th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 22nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 25th in the regionFattest Citizens: 25th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 28th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 29th in the regionRudest Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 32nd in the region

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