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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 4,615thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,242ndLargest Retail Industry: 14,161st
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Written In The Stars

Population1.707 billion


The United Socialist States of Written In The Stars is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its ritual sacrifices, otherworldly petting zoo, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-working, democratic population of 1.707 billion Written In The Starsians 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, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 23.9%.

The powerhouse Written In The Starsian economy, worth 91.6 trillion lire a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 53,634 lire, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Convicted criminals are given free limo rides to jail, the elderly are killed softly with a song, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines', and Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Written In The Stars City to enjoy their national art. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Written In The Stars's national animal is the parrot, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Written In The Stars is ranked 239,764th in the world and 4,735th in Artificial Solar System for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -11.18 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 4,615thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,242ndTop
Largest Retail Industry: 14,161st
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 32nd in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 59th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 152nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 193rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 236th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 300th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 386th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 407th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 424th in the region

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