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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,548thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,804thLargest Retail Industry: 3,795th
The Allied States of
Compulsory Consumerist State
If there's no casualties you're doing it wrong.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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East Swedesia

Population6.433 billion

CapitalAlfabusa City
LeaderErik Verniy

CurrencyShekels
AnimalDindu

The Allied States of East Swedesia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Erik Verniy with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, free-roaming dinosaurs, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 6.433 billion East Swedesians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alfabusa City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 12.4%.

The frighteningly efficient East Swedesian economy, worth a remarkable 1,204 trillion Shekels a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 187,208 Shekels, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 571,013 per year while the poor average 47,604, a ratio of 12.0 to 1.

The government maintains a Department of Skulduggery, ministers are now allowed to put suggestions in the governmental suggestion box, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, and more than one company makes the board game Monopoly. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. East Swedesia's national animal is the Dindu, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

East Swedesia is ranked 48,674th in the world and 1,741st in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 3,860.43 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,548thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,804thLargest Retail Industry: 3,795thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,626thFattest Citizens: 6,009thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,375thMost Devout: 6,436thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,809thMost Cultured: 7,261stMost Corrupt Governments: 7,462ndHighest Average Incomes: 7,561stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,639thMost Efficient Economies: 7,834thMost Influential: 8,342ndLargest Black Market: 8,679thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,115thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,346thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,337thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 10,591stMost Armed: 10,998thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,240thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,959thLargest Gambling Industry: 11,991stHighest Economic Output: 13,699thHighest Drug Use: 16,594thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,669thSmartest Citizens: 20,674thMost Developed: 20,854th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 55th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 57th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 98th in the regionMost Devout: 102nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 112th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 118th in the regionLargest Black Market: 123rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 127th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 134th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 150th in the regionMost Cultured: 158th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 164th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 172nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 195th in the regionMost Armed: 204th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 213th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 213th in the regionRudest Citizens: 232nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 232nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 254th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 258th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 292nd in the regionMost Influential: 299th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 302nd in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 326th in the regionLargest Populations: 344th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 399th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 401st in the regionMost Developed: 446th in the regionLargest Governments: 447th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 461st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 591st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 617th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 634th in the region

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