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Highest Crime Rates: 6,217thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,454thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,839th
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Free State of Piratia

Population585 million

CurrencyPiratian Peso

The Republic of Free State of Piratia is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 585 million Free State of Piratians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Education also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.9%.

The strong Free State of Piratian economy, worth 31.1 trillion Piratian Pesos a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 53,102 Piratian Pesos, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 342,247 per year while the poor average 3,328, a ratio of 102 to 1.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller and the tenet of free speech is held dear. Crime is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Free State of Piratia's national animal is the parrot, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Free State of Piratia is ranked 89,617th in the world and 4,244th in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 17.32 Atheism Rate.

Highest Crime Rates: 6,217thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,454thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,839thMost Pro-Market: 9,056thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,781stTop
Most Armed: 11,718thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,905thLargest Mining Sector: 15,652ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 17,858thFattest Citizens: 18,120thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,484thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20,433rd
Most Pro-Market: 22nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 53rd in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 177th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 224th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 239th in the regionMost Armed: 298th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 367th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 379th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 443rd in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 450th in the regionRudest Citizens: 491st in the regionMost Avoided: 719th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 719th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 763rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 817th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 883rd in the region

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