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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,853rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,240thLargest Retail Industry: 6,918th
The United Districts of
Corporate Bordello Patriotic Business Zone
Peace, Order & Progress
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Ramstad

Population5.022 billion

CapitalGaithersburg
LeaderVicky Ward
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyRoyal Peacock
Animalpeacock

The United Districts of Ramstad is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Vicky Ward with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 5.022 billion Ramstadians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gaithersburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 47.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Ramstadian economy, worth 764 trillion Royal Peacocks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 152,230 Royal Peacocks, with the richest citizens earning 5.8 times as much as the poorest.

Foreigners must sell an arm and a leg to afford surgery in Ramstad, the navy's new flotilla is gonna be a thrilla, drugs containing the compound "oleum de serpens" are being sold to cancer patients, and homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ramstad's national animal is the peacock, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Ramstad is ranked 14,530th in the world and 804th in Osiris for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 341,370 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,853rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,240thLargest Retail Industry: 6,918thRudest Citizens: 6,950thMost Avoided: 7,887thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,942ndMost Efficient Economies: 8,024thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,539thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,004thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,285thLargest Black Market: 11,816thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,281stLargest Publishing Industry: 12,924thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,247thHighest Average Incomes: 13,722ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,530thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,125thMost Developed: 15,348thMost Cultured: 16,582ndMost Corrupt Governments: 17,283rdSmartest Citizens: 17,417thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17,532ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,386thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,705thMost Influential: 23,379thMost Secular: 23,880thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,981stLargest Governments: 24,439th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 317th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 340th in the regionRudest Citizens: 344th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 356th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 375th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 375th in the regionMost Influential: 403rd in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 446th in the regionMost Avoided: 449th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 556th in the regionLargest Black Market: 582nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 644th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 672nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 686th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 688th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 690th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 710th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 722nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 790th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 804th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 808th in the regionMost Developed: 824th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ramstad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector and Largest Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Ramstad, homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them.
  • : Following new legislation in Ramstad, drugs containing the compound "oleum de serpens" are being sold to cancer patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Ramstad, the navy's new flotilla is gonna be a thrilla.
  • : Following new legislation in Ramstad, foreigners must sell an arm and a leg to afford surgery in Ramstad.
  • : Following new legislation in Ramstad, the military has gone fission for more funding.
  • : Following new legislation in Ramstad, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • : Ramstad resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Ramstad, politicians tend to speak more loudly and slowly these days.
  • : Following new legislation in Ramstad, many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators.

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