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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 84thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 214thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 246th
The Glorious Guinea Pig Haven of
Corporate Police State
WHEEK!
President Peppermint
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Ansgard

Population20.672 billion

CapitalGuineapolis
LeaderPresident Peppermint
FaithPepperism

Currencypepper
Animalpepper-dispensing hooman

The Glorious Guinea Pig Haven of Ansgard is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by President Peppermint with an iron fist, and notable for its ritual sacrifices, avowedly heterosexual populace, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 20.672 billion guinea pigs are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

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

The thriving Ansgardian economy, worth a remarkable 6,234 trillion peppers a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 301,570 peppers, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,809,669 per year while the poor average 2,903, a ratio of 967 to 1.

President Peppermint's new android secretary is the latest media darling, the legal profession considers itself above the law, perverts across the land rejoice after 'sexual harassment' was recently renamed 'persuasive courting', and agricultural employees work for peanuts. Crime is moderate, probably because of the absence of a police force. Ansgard's national animal is the pepper-dispensing hooman, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Pepperism.

Ansgard is ranked 4,576th in the world and 7th in The Axis of Evil for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 17,734.8 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 84thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 214thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 246thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 290thLargest Insurance Industry: 466thLargest Gambling Industry: 579thMost Avoided: 618thHighest Disposable Incomes: 640thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 724thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 757thFattest Citizens: 824thLargest Mining Sector: 837thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,075thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,146thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,166thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,235thHighest Economic Output: 1,341stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,711thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,781stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,986thHighest Average Incomes: 2,061stMost Armed: 2,354thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,355thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,914thLargest Retail Industry: 4,576thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,331stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,214thLargest Populations: 6,662ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,705thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,491stMost Devout: 9,610thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 14,975thLargest Black Market: 16,036thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,968thMost Extreme: 23,605thSmartest Citizens: 23,633rdRudest Citizens: 23,926thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24,089th
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Most Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ansgard was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Ansgard was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Ansgard was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements and Smartest Citizens.
  • : Ansgard was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Ansgard was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Ansgard's influence in The Axis of Evil rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Ansgard's influence in The Axis of Evil rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Ansgard's influence in The Axis of Evil rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Ansgard's influence in The Axis of Evil rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Ansgard changed its national nation type to "Glorious Guinea Pig Haven".

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