by Max Barry

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Highest Crime Rates: 7,541stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,781stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,033rd
The Republic of
Capitalist Paradise Decent Hardworking Self-Starters
Chess is better than checkers.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population351 million

CapitalChessboard Center

CurrencyMaterial Points

The Republic of AwsomeChess is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its frequent executions, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 351 million Chess Players are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, with Public Transport, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chessboard Center. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.2%.

The very strong AwsomeChessian economy, worth 21.2 trillion Material Points a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Basket Weaving, and Trout Farming. Average income is 60,337 Material Points, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 311,106 per year while the poor average 6,379, a ratio of 48.8 to 1.

Certain national parks offer tanning beds because the visitors never go outside, travelers are subject to extensive searches if beet stains are visible on their clothing, homeless people can be found sleeping on streets in front of unoccupied second homes, and AwsomeChess has designated Chessboard Center as its capital city. Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. AwsomeChess's national animal is the Knight, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

AwsomeChess is ranked 24,170th in the world and 6th in NationStates World Regions for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 311,107 Standard Monetary Units.

Highest Crime Rates: 7,541stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,781stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,033rdLargest Gambling Industry: 14,935thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 24,170thMost Pro-Market: 24,448thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 28,662ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 29,551stRudest Citizens: 30,281st
Most Primitive: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the region

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