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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,217thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,778thMost Influential: 5,395th
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Pickens Nation

Population313 million


The Republic of Pickens Nation is a huge, safe nation, notable for its aversion to nipples, absence of drug laws, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 313 million Pickens Cultists are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small government prioritizes Industry, with Education, Law & Order, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 12.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Pickens Nationian economy, worth 36.0 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 115,050 Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 8.9 times as much as the poorest.

Newspapers and TV broadcasters are given a list of 'acceptable words', labour strikes are routinely squashed by police, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists, and unshaven men are viewed with suspicion in courts of law. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pickens Nation's national animal is the Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Pickens Nation is ranked 6,477th in the world and 100th in 10000 Islands for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 15,420.46 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,217thTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4,778thMost Influential: 5,395thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,842ndLargest Retail Industry: 6,477thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,121stLargest Insurance Industry: 9,545thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,701stFattest Citizens: 9,821stTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,098thMost Efficient Economies: 20,434thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22,821stMost Developed: 24,336thMost Subsidized Industry: 26,312th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 58th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 61st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 62nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 64th in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 86th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 96th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 100th in the region

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