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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,670thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,423rdFattest Citizens: 4,762nd
The Protectorate of
Capitalist Paradise Decent Hardworking Self-Starters
Faith, Loyalty and Valor
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Raskana

Population767 million

CapitalEderhaven

CurrencyRaskanen Shackle
AnimalRaskanan Eagle

The Protectorate of Raskana is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, deadly medical pandemics, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 767 million Raskanens are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while Social Policy and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ederhaven. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 20.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Raskanen economy, worth 82.0 trillion Raskanen Shackles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 106,902 Raskanen Shackles, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 511,299 per year while the poor average 13,096, a ratio of 39.0 to 1.

Referenda are banned by law and the Parliament has absolute control of the legislative process, school guidance counselors recommend monastic vows as an alternative to higher education, libraries have replaced overdue book fines with mandatory mental health assessments, and the government has become increasingly militant. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Raskana's national animal is the Raskanan Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Raskana is ranked 14,495th in the world and 174th in 10000 Islands for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 9,006.29 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,670thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,423rdFattest Citizens: 4,762ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,249thLargest Mining Sector: 6,439thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,955thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,834thRudest Citizens: 7,842ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,753rdMost Influential: 9,177thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,880thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 14,495thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,573rdMost Corrupt Governments: 15,314thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,083rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,234thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,536thMost Cultured: 18,625thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,104thMost Patriotic: 22,696th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 44th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 56th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 63rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 64th in the regionFattest Citizens: 66th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 77th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 77th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 82nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 89th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 111th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 118th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 128th in the region

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