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The Clampdown of Kaputer

“Pop Tarts for all” Joe Strummer

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Regional Influence: Dealmaker

Location: Capitalist Paradise



Population21.659 billion

CapitalAirstrip One
LeaderJoe Strummer
FaithShouldn't have answered that issue

CurrencyShow Me Da Money

The Clampdown of Kaputer is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Joe Strummer with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, keen interest in outer space, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 21.659 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 receive no funds. 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 6,403 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 notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 295,660 Show Me Da Monies, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 852,572 per year while the poor average 81,392, a ratio of 10.5 to 1.

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 5,050th in the world and 26th in Capitalist Paradise for Most Corrupt Governments, with 144.82 Kickbacks Per Hour.

Most Influential: 65thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 424thLargest Gambling Industry: 495thHighest Disposable Incomes: 674thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 690thMost Stationary: 900thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 953rdHighest Economic Output: 993rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,045thFattest Citizens: 1,075thMost Armed: 1,143rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,296thRudest Citizens: 1,297thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,388thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,598thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 1,831stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,944thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,256thHighest Crime Rates: 2,356thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,904thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,938thLargest Mining Sector: 3,026thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,091stMost Avoided: 3,399thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,443rdLargest Black Market: 3,745thMost Cultured: 3,787thLargest Retail Industry: 3,991stLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,224thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,239thLargest Populations: 4,607thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,050thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,530thHighest Drug Use: 6,782ndMost Rebellious Youth: 7,018thSmartest Citizens: 7,147thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,248thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 9,604thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,036thMost Politically Free: 11,978thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,232ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,934thMost Efficient Economies: 13,113thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,760th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 15th in the regionMost Armed: 15th in the regionMost Politically Free: 16th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionRudest Citizens: 19th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 19th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 20th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 22nd in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 26th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 26th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 29th in the region

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