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Rudest Citizens: 27thHighest Crime Rates: 48thMost Armed: 60th
The Combined Corporations of
Anarchy
Noli me tangere
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Win Mints

Population7.992 billion

CapitalPepperland
LeaderAlmighty Dollar
FaithConsumerism

Currencycookie
Animalcookie

The Combined Corporations of Win Mints is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Almighty Dollar with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, rampant corporate plagiarism, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 7.992 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 2,885 trillion cookies a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 361,054 cookies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

The government tells its citizens to 'forgive and forget', teddy bear James Dean (aka "the Rebel Without the Claws") helps convince kids that candy cigarettes are cool, t-shirts displaying a photo of Almighty Dollar performing the Full-Monty are selling out, and young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables. 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 Consumerism.

Win Mints is ranked 220,951st in the world and 5,959th in the West Pacific for Best Weather, with -2239 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Rudest Citizens: 27thHighest Crime Rates: 48thMost Armed: 60thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 73rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 83rdLargest Retail Industry: 90thFattest Citizens: 115thLargest Gambling Industry: 140thMost Avoided: 154thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 184thMost Rebellious Youth: 213thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 358thHighest Disposable Incomes: 358thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 429thLargest Insurance Industry: 806thLargest Mining Sector: 827thMost Corrupt Governments: 999thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,029thHighest Average Incomes: 1,104thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,255thHighest Drug Use: 1,465thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,958thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,988thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,131stTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,240thMost Influential: 2,329thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,185thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,325thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,190thHighest Economic Output: 4,653rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,027thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,456thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,010thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,021stNudest: 9,428thTop
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Most Cultured: 12,446thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,504thMost Stationary: 12,681stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,537thMost Efficient Economies: 13,547thSmartest Citizens: 13,978thMost Politically Free: 14,742ndLargest Black Market: 16,007thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,856thMost Extreme: 18,886thMost Pro-Market: 20,203rd
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Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 14th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 24th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 29th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 31st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 42nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 44th in the regionMost Politically Free: 44th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 54th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 62nd in the regionMost Influential: 66th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 76th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 79th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 85th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 100th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 115th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 128th in the regionNudest: 133rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 140th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 153rd in the regionMost Stationary: 195th in the regionMost Extreme: 205th in the regionLargest Black Market: 211th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 249th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 253rd in the regionMost Cultured: 263rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 282nd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 299th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 304th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 321st in the regionMost Secular: 574th in the region

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