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Largest Retail Industry: 469th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 775th Largest Insurance Industry: 1,031st
The People's Republic of
Corporate Police State
Work hard and we might not kill you.
Milan Stojanovic
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Banabistan

Population1.508 billion

CapitalKaempfstok
LeaderMilan Stojanovic
FaithState Atheism

Currencylira
Animaldove

The People's Republic of Banabistan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Milan Stojanovic with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, infamous sell-swords, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.508 billion Banabistanis 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Law & Order, with Industry, Education, and Defense also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kaempfstok. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 22.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Banabistani economy, worth 265 trillion lire a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 176,351 lire, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 907,530 per year while the poor average 18,717, a ratio of 48.5 to 1.

Military parades quietly tiptoe their way through the streets, foreigners are treated with great suspicion, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, and the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Banabistan's national animal is the dove, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Banabistan is ranked 469th in the world and 27th in The North Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 38,134.99 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 469thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 775thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,031stMost Secular: 1,207thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,541stTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,618thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,802ndMost Influential: 2,487thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,963rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,316thMost Avoided: 3,367thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,377thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,382ndMost Conservative: 6,437thLargest Mining Sector: 6,721stTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,149thHighest Average Incomes: 8,189thLowest Crime Rates: 9,293rdMost Extreme: 9,337thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,751stLargest Black Market: 10,877thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,051stMost Efficient Economies: 11,091stLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,275thMost Pro-Market: 13,731st
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Largest Insurance Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 27th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Secular: 55th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 58th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 68th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 103rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 107th in the regionMost Avoided: 110th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 138th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 212th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 232nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 293rd in the regionMost Extreme: 304th in the regionMost Conservative: 339th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 397th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 454th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 482nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 522nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 533rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 550th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 589th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 607th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 684th in the regionMost Influential: 764th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 768th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 175 » Fayyayid, El Fiji Grande, Alunya, Territorio di Nessuno, Notyoutopia, Corfad, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Yaorozu, Ethnon, Loutsland, Acrabinnia, Great Bights Mum, Former English Colony, Omnistria, Koda-Land, Destructive Government Endorsing System, New Pruessen, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Test for a new hope, Elder Realms, Shadowrik, Napnomadia, Sinelona, Kasazzastan, Ikea Rike, Shibutani, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Maott, Federation Terra Australis, Torakuen, Sunto, Kwaj, Malta Comino Gozo, Black Templares, Wilkshire, Trillius, Joodey, Dar es Saalam, Sheldanada, North Bratislava, Makersaulache, Jasminlandia, New Bremerton, Dreadton, Sundred, Guer Aike, PlanetPunk, Frances Francis the First of France, Steampunk Ariel, and 125 others.Spartoptia, Constantinolia, Wineclaw, 1 very fast endotarter, Selfgradatude, Xentherida, Pasargad, Sil Dorsett, Amauri, Astrind, Ejhsa, Aratani, Ibiscaton, Lomjia, Solidair, Cinnibar, Holy Oranz, Siwale, Viridiann, Abject Ludicrosity, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Moisus, Babacar, Free Azzaca, Bananaaaaa, Ostrolia, Kobagia, The Serdey Islands, British Pacific Islands, Steraz, SORT, Xzavia-Hjar, Subjugators, Egalico, Sockmanland, Wisconsota, Seenvorland, Haor Chall, Utopicican, Bearical, United Non-Southern American Empire, Lindsaystan, Elestrum, Penrith, Soviet Terran, Rkainjel, Runeda, Pallaith, Vincone Cae, Cuyan, Orado, Daiz, Great Javadwipa, Valhalla123, Juggernautilus, Tamgu, Zeternia, Concordare, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, Lanterkint, Styrica, Newpromisedland, Dramanian, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Chile Libertario, Grimandia, Duerrlewang, Victoriaans Nederlands, Quebekistand, Partax, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, General COE, Frie Annium, The Stratosphere Islands, Votak Matim, Delmak, Fizban, Miruma, Orven, Guslantis, Solskjar, Ponantine, Sea Ghost, Great Robertia, Racoda, Tellavinna, Nakayo, Yewbow, Calsolato, Ozstan, Impler, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, Kaschovia, Potestasia, Loli County, Moubarakistan, Eteles, Francois Isidore, The Pantheons, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Serendipita Martia, Universal State Formula, Neworva, Federalania, Ricetopia1, Clan Spaniel, New Lakemba, Lendara, Nothru Lerple, Prevaland, Darcania, Altamonte, Gorundu, Wallachian People, Inven in TNP, Tachycardia, Xagill, PotatoFarmers, Angshire, and United Kahndaq.

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