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Largest Retail Industry: 110thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 137thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 256th
The Sunken City of
Capitalizt
No Gods, or Kings, Only Man
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Deep Rapture

Population7.385 billion

CapitalRapture
LeaderAndrew Ryan

CurrencyDollar
AnimalSea Slug

The Sunken City of Deep Rapture is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Andrew Ryan with an even hand, and remarkable for its closed borders, rum-swilling pirates, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 7.385 billion Deep Raptureans enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Industry, although Education is also considered important, while Welfare and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rapture. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Deep Rapturean economy, worth a remarkable 2,333 trillion Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 315,985 Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,585,456 per year while the poor average 35,284, a ratio of 44.9 to 1.

People often complain that they're going in circuitous routes all the time, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event, airplanes have giant grilles on their noses to knock drones out of their path, and cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Deep Rapture's national animal is the Sea Slug, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Deep Rapture is ranked 57,295th in the world and 1,705th in the Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 2,816.71 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 110thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 137thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 256thFattest Citizens: 264thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 283rdHighest Crime Rates: 405thRudest Citizens: 407thMost Armed: 466thLargest Gambling Industry: 511thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 522ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 557thMost Avoided: 642ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 814thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,081stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,247thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,292ndLargest Mining Sector: 1,485thHighest Average Incomes: 1,654thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,831stLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,878thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,003rdTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,465thMost Efficient Economies: 3,187thMost Secular: 3,254thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,526thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,559thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,899thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,901stHighest Economic Output: 6,113thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,761stSmartest Citizens: 7,921stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,603rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,625thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,811thTop
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Most Stationary: 13,308thMost Cultured: 15,767thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,233rdMost Influential: 17,802ndLargest Black Market: 18,931st
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Largest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 11th in the regionMost Avoided: 15th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 17th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 38th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 47th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 48th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 60th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 69th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 74th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 78th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 82nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 95th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 95th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 100th in the regionMost Secular: 112th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 138th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 149th in the regionMost Stationary: 185th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 195th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 226th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 228th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 268th in the regionNudest: 291st in the regionLargest Populations: 299th in the regionMost Influential: 300th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 304th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 365th in the regionLargest Black Market: 366th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 452nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 510th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Deep Rapture was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep Rapture, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep Rapture, airplanes have giant grilles on their noses to knock drones out of their path.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep Rapture, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep Rapture, people often complain that they're going in circuitous routes all the time.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep Rapture, mandatory updates on software drivers often bring life to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep Rapture, school lockers are filled with fancy underwear.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep Rapture, the newest East Lebatuckese coins have "long live East Lebatuck" on heads and "death to Deep Rapture" on tails.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep Rapture, savvy nightclub-goers know that structurally unsound venues sell the cheapest drinks.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep Rapture, Andrew Ryan's recent "I have a dream that we will fight them by raking muck on the beaches" speech seems a little derivative to many.

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