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Largest Gambling Industry: 5,523rdLargest Mining Sector: 7,664thMost Avoided: 13,388th
The Borderlands of
Corporate Police State Entrepreneurial Freedom Zone
There is no route that leads out of this place
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Population504 million

CurrencyGovernment Mandate Notes

The Borderlands of Pyatzvezkie is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 504 million Pyatzvezkieans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Administration, Law & Order, and Industry also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 19.5%.

The all-consuming Pyatzvezkiean economy, worth 41.7 trillion Government Mandate Noteses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 82,691 Government Mandate Noteses, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 278,868 per year while the poor average 18,153, a ratio of 15.4 to 1.

Group photos of the members of parliament are often mistaken for family reunions, when you fly on Air Pyatzvezkie you win a seat or you die, labour strikes are routinely squashed by police, and the government is more interested in identifying problems than fixing them. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force. Pyatzvezkie's national animal is the Vultures, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Pyatzvezkie is ranked 26,427th in the world and 13th in Institute of Cellulose for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 54.29 Whatever.

Largest Gambling Industry: 5,523rdLargest Mining Sector: 7,664thTop
Most Avoided: 13,388thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,895thMost Corrupt Governments: 21,306thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,022ndMost Conservative: 24,541st
Largest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionTop
Most Pro-Market: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 14th in the region

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