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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 423rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 612thRudest Citizens: 1,069th
The Confederacy of
Capitalist Paradise Decent Hardworking Self-Starters
Keep your eyes on the prize!
Minister Harrison
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Rectionk

Population2.024 billion

CapitalRectonia
LeaderMinister Harrison

Currencycredit
Animallemur

The Confederacy of Rectionk is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Minister Harrison with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 2.024 billion Rectionians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Education also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rectonia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Rectionkian economy, worth 408 trillion credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 202,032 credits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,838,204 per year while the poor average 2,522, a ratio of 728 to 1.

The government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, laborers are building walls and making Wezeltonia pay for it, mall countdown clocks warn that there are only 364 more shopping days until Maxxmas, and anyone interested in the stock market is investigated. Crime is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Rectionk's national animal is the lemur, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Rectionk is ranked 48,473rd in the world and 821st in the South Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 408 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 423rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 612thRudest Citizens: 1,069thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,102ndFattest Citizens: 1,122ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,746thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,760thMost Avoided: 1,857thMost Armed: 2,108thHighest Crime Rates: 2,204thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,409thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,785thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,910thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,925thMost Influential: 2,964thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,351stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,643rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,748thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,983rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,087thLargest Mining Sector: 5,258thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,897thMost Efficient Economies: 5,926thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,538thHighest Average Incomes: 6,579thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,203rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,569thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,186thLargest Gambling Industry: 10,998thTop
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Most Secular: 14,710thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,509thMost Pro-Market: 17,741stLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,239thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,774thSmartest Citizens: 22,379thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,189th
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14th in the regionFattest Citizens: 33rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 34th in the regionMost Avoided: 40th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 48th in the regionRudest Citizens: 50th in the regionMost Armed: 56th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 59th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 72nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 79th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 80th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 87th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 92nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 103rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 106th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 115th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 150th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 168th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 176th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 178th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 183rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 215th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 238th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 251st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 255th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 289th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 300th in the regionMost Influential: 386th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 449th in the regionMost Secular: 501st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 512th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 537th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 678th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 695th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 708th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 729th in the regionLargest Governments: 766th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rectionk was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Rectionk, anyone interested in the stock market is investigated.
  • : Following new legislation in Rectionk, mall countdown clocks warn that there are only 364 more shopping days until Maxxmas.
  • : Following new legislation in Rectionk, laborers are building walls and making Wezeltonia pay for it.
  • : Rectionk published "New SMG from Rectionk: the PD-1" (Factbook: Military).
  • : Following new legislation in Rectionk, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid.
  • : Following new legislation in Rectionk, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects.
  • : Rectionk voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Deadeye Jack".
  • : Rectionk endorsed The Commonwealth of The Langburn Islands.
  • : Rectionk endorsed The Incorporated States of Osheiga.

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