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Highest Crime Rates: 538thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 606thLargest Gambling Industry: 650th
The Criminal Syndicate of
Compulsory Consumerist State Aspirational Worker State
Power in Profit
Boss Vursht Zamler
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Systemic Corruption

Population1.03 billion

CapitalMammon
LeaderBoss Vursht Zamler
FaithGreed

Currencycoupon
Animalpoor

The Criminal Syndicate of Systemic Corruption is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Boss Vursht Zamler with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, deadly medical pandemics, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.03 billion mobsters are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, although Defense is also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mammon. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.1%.

The frighteningly efficient underworld economy, worth 190 trillion coupons a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 185,002 coupons, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,372,134 per year while the poor average 7,424, a ratio of 184 to 1.

The judicial branch is strongly influenced by major corporations, raindances intended to summon storms instead attract tourists, it's considered a valid legal defence to say "a demon made me do it", and every conceivable scenic location has been completely booked by couples desperate to marry. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Systemic Corruption's national animal is the poor, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Greed.

Systemic Corruption is ranked 775th in the world and 7th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Fattest Citizens, with 67.46 Obesity Rate.

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Highest Crime Rates: 538thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 606thLargest Gambling Industry: 650thMost Armed: 729thFattest Citizens: 775thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 842ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,078thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,113thLargest Retail Industry: 1,139thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,226thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,268thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,278thMost Avoided: 1,481stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,981stTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 3,522ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,074thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,139thLargest Mining Sector: 4,212thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,464thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,844thRudest Citizens: 5,400thMost Efficient Economies: 5,936thMost Influential: 6,658thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,756thHighest Average Incomes: 8,439thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,506thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,971stTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 14,359thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,849thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,628thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,528thLargest Agricultural Sector: 19,335thMost Pro-Market: 19,775thHighest Drug Use: 21,010thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,267th
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 16th in the regionRudest Citizens: 22nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 25th in the region

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