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Rudest Citizens: 19thHighest Crime Rates: 45thMost Armed: 57th
The Combined Corporations of
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Win Mints

Population7.312 billion

LeaderAlmighty Dollar


The Combined Corporations of Win Mints is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Almighty Dollar with a fair hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, complete lack of public education, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 7.312 billion Minties live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pepperland. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Mintian economy, worth a remarkable 2,637 trillion cookies a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 360,642 cookies, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,154,197 per year while the poor average 27,511, a ratio of 78.3 to 1.

Firebombing politicians' offices has become a common way of expressing dissatisfaction, sales of trenchcoats are on the rise, popular candidates who don't suffer last-second political scandals tend to get fished out of the Pepperland River, and tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Win Mints's national animal is the cookie, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Corporatism.

Win Mints is ranked 50,452nd in the world and 1,792nd in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 3,751.9 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Rudest Citizens: 19thHighest Crime Rates: 45thMost Armed: 57thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 66thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 78thLargest Retail Industry: 90thFattest Citizens: 111thMost Avoided: 153rdLargest Gambling Industry: 159thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 188thMost Rebellious Youth: 213thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 356thHighest Disposable Incomes: 369thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 418thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 510thLargest Mining Sector: 810thLargest Insurance Industry: 816thMost Corrupt Governments: 945thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 975thHighest Average Incomes: 1,080thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,082ndHighest Drug Use: 1,408thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,850thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,910thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,154thMost Influential: 2,176thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,211thMost Politically Free: 2,602ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,906thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,024thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,827thHighest Economic Output: 5,035thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,015thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,546thNudest: 8,990thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,063rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,088thTop
Most Extreme: 11,447thMost Pro-Market: 11,631stMost Cultured: 12,402ndMost Stationary: 13,196thSmartest Citizens: 13,226thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,777thMost Efficient Economies: 14,180thLargest Black Market: 14,391stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,182nd
Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Politically Free: 12th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 25th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 28th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 40th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 43rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 54th in the regionMost Influential: 62nd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 80th in the regionMost Extreme: 88th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 91st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 96th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 97th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 129th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 130th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 144th in the regionNudest: 156th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 156th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 169th in the regionMost Stationary: 203rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 208th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 240th in the regionMost Cultured: 252nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 272nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 298th in the regionLargest Populations: 307th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 322nd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 601st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Win Mints endorsed The Commonwealth of The Citizens of Victoria.
  • : Win Mints was endorsed by The Commonwealth of The Citizens of Victoria.
  • : Following new legislation in Win Mints, tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash.
  • : Following new legislation in Win Mints, popular candidates who don't suffer last-second political scandals tend to get fished out of the Pepperland River.
  • : Following new legislation in Win Mints, sales of trenchcoats are on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Win Mints, firebombing politicians' offices has become a common way of expressing dissatisfaction.
  • : Following new legislation in Win Mints, chickens roam the streets freely.
  • : Win Mints voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Australian rePublic".
  • : Win Mints voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Arbitration Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Win Mints, no animal is considered endangered if there's another that looks kind of like it.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 111 » The Holy Principality of Saint Mark, Oometz, The Undivided, Wickedly evil people, Nevafornia, Condonohia, Fallgriffin, Psikuta, Liberillia, New Belia, Mirchusko, Pandaland III, Fujai, Shaqolandia, DiscGolfLand, Dalimbar, Gryphonian Alliance, Denieria, Westwind, Bran Astor, Papercuts and Skittles, Bhang Bhang Duc, Ferroia, Grandi Fiori, Cryland, Archonina, Neon Sweden, Sensorland, Holmani, Orcatortugs, Fumafuma, Great Sheriffdom, Kisovec, WaffenBrightonburg, Recuecn, Bigstickistan, Pandaland II, Dilber, Atheist States of Philippines, Fielure, The Fourth Redoubt, Arnic, Paschalia, Numpties, Probablynotverygoodistan, Wyndward, Marina Nova, Constantinopolisia, Akshireuya, Free Radio States, and 61 others.United States of Northern America, Greg Tucker, Saint Philip and Laurence, United Adaikes, The divisive isolationists, Cro Magnon, Big Bad Badger, Moriari, Fuentana, Pastern, Gastenburg, San Mazer, New Cerveza, Kalla, Quevilis, Loegries, Scationtanland, Brunitain, Kiensu, Einherfell, Arvladma, The Unified Missourtama States, Eiriann, Zollipsia, Nieubasria, Gracelantia, SBAHJlandia, Arracrania, Zoran, Leukogeras, Vixvick, Mediobogdum, Eskaton, IndyCar Racing, Av Libertas Vindex, Eienn, Vlobbania, Plankstein, Hiems, Parinan, Nas Crustium, Estriacea, Anuubis, Saransh, The Antarctic Empires, Ahssn, Oil and Co Ltd Inc, Bar Sing Chul, Durtoss, Area 591, Surroosia, Fhaengshia, Volkason, Fallen Iron Duke, British Snoing Ang, Sniper Slayers, Critterland, Aluminum Oxynitride, Giovanniland, Thevinia, and The Citizens of Victoria.

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