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The Allied Corporate Empire of Northern Borland

“A Good Place to Raise Your Business”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Capitalist Paradise

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Northern Borland

Population34.66 billion

CapitalCommerce City
LeaderPresident and CEO

CurrencyGreenback
AnimalBuck

The Allied Corporate Empire of Northern Borland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President and CEO with a fair hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, flagrant waste-dumping, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 34.66 billion Northern Borlandians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Commerce City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Borlandian economy, worth an astonishing 36,492 trillion Greenbacks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is a breathtaking 1,052,882 Greenbacks, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,617,053 per year while the poor average 103,716, a ratio of 54.2 to 1.

Sheep-like political loyalists repeat the mantra "one wheel bad, three wheels good", grumpy old house owners demand that pedestrians get off their footpaths, oil rigs in winter are heated by contained oil slick fires, and President and CEO is spearheading a new fashion trend of wearing swimming goggles and medieval armour. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Northern Borland's national animal is the Buck, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Northern Borland is ranked 209,007th in the world and 363rd in Capitalist Paradise for Safest, scoring 1.07 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most Efficient Economies: 1stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1stFattest Citizens: 1stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1stRudest Citizens: 2ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2ndLargest Retail Industry: 2ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rdMost Avoided: 3rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rdMost Armed: 6thHighest Economic Output: 6thLargest Gambling Industry: 7thHighest Average Incomes: 8thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14thHighest Crime Rates: 14thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17thLargest Insurance Industry: 21stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 29thMost Secular: 31stLargest Agricultural Sector: 31stMost Scientifically Advanced: 41stLargest Mining Sector: 58thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 76thMost Rebellious Youth: 142ndMost Corrupt Governments: 188thLargest Publishing Industry: 239thSmartest Citizens: 355thMost Stationary: 407thLargest Information Technology Sector: 675thMost Subsidized Industry: 867thLargest Populations: 929thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,023rdTop
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Largest Governments: 3,340thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,903rdLargest Black Market: 4,304thMost Influential: 5,874thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,802ndTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,931stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,678thMost Pro-Market: 16,200th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionLargest Black Market: 17th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, President and CEO is spearheading a new fashion trend of wearing swimming goggles and medieval armour.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, oil rigs in winter are heated by contained oil slick fires.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, grumpy old house owners demand that pedestrians get off their footpaths.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, sheep-like political loyalists repeat the mantra "one wheel bad, three wheels good".
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat".
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, elected officials often serve for decades in a single term.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, half of the nation's import/export industry is run from a location known only as 'Dead Man's Cove'.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, the newest shade developed by Northern Borland's dye industry has been dubbed 'Agent Orange'.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-Greenback charge on their phone bill.

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