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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,847thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,186thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,374th
The Crumbling Underwater City of
Iron Fist Consumerists
No Gods or Kings. Only Man!
Influence
Enforcer
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Rapture Republic

Population7.356 billion

CapitalRapture
FaithChristianity

CurrencyDollar
AnimalLeviathan

The Crumbling Underwater City of The Rapture Republic is a colossal, orderly nation, remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, strictly enforced bedtime, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.356 billion Aquarians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rapture. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 81.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Aquarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,360 trillion Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 184,895 Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 617,445 per year while the poor average 41,190, a ratio of 15.0 to 1.

Spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches, Aquarian junkies argue that poppy stalks are ornamental flowers, nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids, and stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Rapture Republic's national animal is the Leviathan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

The Rapture Republic is ranked 138,132nd in the world and 5th in The Union of Egoists for Most Valuable International Artwork, with zero Bank.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,847thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,186thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,374thLowest Crime Rates: 5,979thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,127thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,159thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,251stMost Corrupt Governments: 6,530thLargest Black Market: 7,519thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,892ndHighest Average Incomes: 8,386thLargest Governments: 9,119thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,447thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,925thSmartest Citizens: 10,794thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,836thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,445thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,516thHealthiest Citizens: 11,699thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 13,250thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,264thMost Secular: 13,563rdMost Efficient Economies: 13,672ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,141stMost Authoritarian: 14,560thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,766thMost Cultured: 18,175thMost Developed: 20,295thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,365thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,741stLargest Mining Sector: 23,990th
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the region

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