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The Confederacy of Metropiam

“Progress is a product of labor, in life and in capital.”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Metropiam

Population813 million

CapitalUpper Echelon

CurrencyCredit
AnimalMetropian four-eyed cat

The Confederacy of Metropiam is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, digital currency, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 813 million Metropians 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 tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Upper Echelon. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Metropian economy, worth 93.4 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 114,894 Credits, with the richest citizens earning 9.5 times as much as the poorest.

Royalist is the most offensive slur in the Metropian language, a traveller who once stubbed a toe on an 'Air Brancaland' flight has been offered asylum, tourists visit Metropiam to mass-moon Metropian politicians, and the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low. Metropiam's national animal is the Metropian four-eyed cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Metropiam is ranked 22,486th in the world and 948th in The North Pacific for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 16,802.53 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,458thTop
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Most Influential: 3,062ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,350thLargest Retail Industry: 4,976thRudest Citizens: 4,997thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,622ndFattest Citizens: 6,093rdLargest Insurance Industry: 7,491stMost Avoided: 7,997thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,858thLargest Gambling Industry: 13,229thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,622ndLargest Mining Sector: 15,809thMost Secular: 16,768thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,264th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 166th in the regionFattest Citizens: 214th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 217th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 240th in the regionMost Avoided: 261st in the regionRudest Citizens: 275th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 371st in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 516th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 608th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 742nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 765th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 791st in the regionMost Influential: 801st in the regionMost Secular: 849th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 131 » Sunto, McMasterdonia, Alunya, Runeda, Miruma, The Rhein States, Sundred, Corfad, Notyoutopia, Shibutani, Territorio di Nessuno, Yaorozu, PlanetPunk, Guer Aike, Dreadton, Great Bights Mum, Pazair, North Bratislava, Dar es Saalam, Sockmanland, Koda-Land, Zumlandia, Vincone Cae, Wineclaw, Sea Ghost, Amauri, The Iron Lions, Viridiann, Steampunk Ariel, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, United Kahndaq, Glurponia, Seenvorland, New Bremerton, Gnomewatchers, Selfgradatude, Orado, 1 very fast endotarter, Frances Francis the First of France, Kasazzastan, United Anglo-America, Zyvetskistaahn, Loutsland, Daiz, Holy Oranz, Maott, Trillius, Siwale, Pallaith, and 81 others.Eravonia, Kranostav, Xentherida, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Vernest Quill, Wisconsota, Ravendi, Omnistria, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Newpromisedland, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Interdimensional Zone, Valhalla123, Bearical, Ponantine, Abject Ludicrosity, Black Templares, Aratani, Castle Federation, Empy, Wodan, El Fiji Grande, Ethnon, Palgo, Aenglaland, General COE, Praeceps, Valentine Z, U S Eh, Angshire, Volstokn, Fendlium, Cobleck Weleis, Jasminlandia, Francois Isidore, New Flos, Imperial Joseon, Napnomadia, Lungha, God Leon, Hamerica, Loli County, Merconitonitopia, JesseltonTM, Wilkshire, Navigator Islands, Valatic Ash, Moubarakistan, Porlock, Noahs Second Country, Universal State Formula, Xagill, Haminkwarea, The New Communist Republic Of States, The Stratosphere Islands, MiaryBhalzhack, The Endless Eventide, Votak Matim, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Ihese, Crader, Mandexia, Dorito Dust, Diodone, Reyalda, Underium, Lybirit, Orven, SORT, Plangainer, Yokciq Empire, Land of the Cross, Infantivore, Socialist State of LAY, Almersville, Greifenburg, Sachi, Varola, and The Windmilluminati.

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