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The Armed Republic of Substitute name

“Sorry mate, orders from the top.”

Category: Corporate Bordello
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific


Substitute name

Population2.057 billion

CapitalTo Be Decided

AnimalTaxidermied Bobcat

The Armed Republic of Substitute name is a massive, cultured nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory military service, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.057 billion Substitute nameans 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 relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of To Be Decided. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.1%.

The powerhouse Substitute namean economy, worth 175 trillion coins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 85,155 coins, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 323,228 per year while the poor average 15,569, a ratio of 20.8 to 1.

In a desperate bid for cheap airfare Substitute nameans can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying, To Be Decided's iconic yellow taxis are nowhere to be seen, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, and Leader has just been declared ruler of Substitute name in an international press conference. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Substitute name's national animal is the Taxidermied Bobcat.

Substitute name is ranked 16,857th in the world and 495th in the South Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 6,891.39 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,180thMost Armed: 2,617thMost Influential: 3,167thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,271stLargest Insurance Industry: 9,608thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 11,850thFattest Citizens: 15,414thLargest Mining Sector: 16,857thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,368th
Most Armed: 64th in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 211th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 331st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 332nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 354th in the regionMost Influential: 387th in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 428th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 495th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 511th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 525th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 525th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 543rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 546th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 734th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 111 » Volaworand, Rebel-topia, Hanguk-Nippon, Amerion, Land Without Shrimp, Aumeltopia, Tsunamy, Jehenna, Erinor, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Aurcania, Beepee, Aidenfieeld, Oreo States, Wehraboos, Tsvetania, Qvait, Barabarom, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, The Filippinas, Vincent Field, Imperial Duck, Saciu, Farengeto, Xandev, New Briantown, Linguiniland, Sedunn, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Rabbitz, Empa Aserium, Mapico, Direwolf1, Qawe, Nowa Europa, Tilipria, Darakin, Astraee, Jaxon, Realms of Madness, The naked people, Bear Connors Paradiso, Crystal Creation, Cohors Stercore, The Tecorogan Federation, Madreia, Nueva Alta California, The Solar System Scope, Bleakfoot, Noveos, and 61 others.Bizzie, Serendiva, Luddinlande, Isles of Creckero, PenguinPies, Bawkie, Baltenlands, Techganet, Tepertopia, Terran Draconia, Kandorith, Tarnik, Hutington, Omiri, North Kanuckistan, Ebonhand, Kringalia, West Pastafaria, Anserisa, Phanama, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Seliyan progressive Islands, Soem, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Charloa, Eskvenn, Weburya, Holy Free, Elan Sleazebaganno, Merevane, Marinho Islands, Compli, Eggraria, Starsight, Shefino, The Worst army of, Melicorium, NganXuan, Auphelia, Corgitopiaa, Matak Tribes, LadyRebels, Laamiva, The Radanivans, ChickenDome, Nova Kobol, Well F, Rhetiaa, United States of Vietnam, Purple Hyacinth, Sandaoguo, Ovkianos, Drugged Monkeys, Kedjens, Midand, NDG, Concrete Slab, Andinla, Catillos, B H A R A T, and Myness.

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