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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th
The Godless Mercantile Nexus of
Compulsory Consumerist State Aspirational Worker State
Where churches are charged with fraud and racketeering!
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Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Isla Vista

Population35.097 billion

CapitalTrigo
LeaderColonial Premier Mawaar

CurrencyGolden Bond
AnimalMarsupial Tiger

The Godless Mercantile Nexus of Isla Vista is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Colonial Premier Mawaar with an iron fist, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, ubiquitous missile silos, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 35.097 billion Islanders are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, although Defense is also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trigo. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Isla Vistan economy, worth an astonishing 29,054 trillion Golden Bonds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 827,838 Golden Bonds, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,632,106 per year while the poor average 44,389, a ratio of 126 to 1.

Commemorative mugs remembering last year's Black Friday Crockery Riots are a best seller this year, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech, and citizens who don't recite the Pledge of Isla Vista at least three times a day are placed on a terrorist watch-list. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Isla Vista's national animal is the Marsupial Tiger, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Isla Vista is ranked 9th in the world and 5th in Wysteria for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 99.63 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12thHighest Disposable Incomes: 13thHighest Economic Output: 13thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14thMost Avoided: 20thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 21stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rdHighest Average Incomes: 24thMost Armed: 25thMost Secular: 27thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 29thLargest Insurance Industry: 40thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 41stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 43rdLargest Mining Sector: 51stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 54thSmartest Citizens: 63rdLargest Populations: 66thFattest Citizens: 68thRudest Citizens: 80thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 88thHighest Crime Rates: 95thLargest Agricultural Sector: 111thLargest Retail Industry: 137thMost Corrupt Governments: 181stLargest Publishing Industry: 186thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 212thMost Cultured: 227thLargest Information Technology Sector: 254thMost Efficient Economies: 1,721stTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,229thLargest Black Market: 2,736thMost Influential: 5,475thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,567thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,509thMost Pro-Market: 6,742ndTop
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Largest Governments: 11,206thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,065th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the region

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