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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 755thLargest Retail Industry: 1,203rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,475th
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The NewsStand

Population6.975 billion

CapitalGossip Magazine
Leaderthe over-worked news vendor


The Corporation of The NewsStand is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by the over-worked news vendor with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, strictly enforced bedtime, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 6.975 billion distributors 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 tiny, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gossip Magazine. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.1%.

The frighteningly efficient distributing economy, worth 992 trillion up-votes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and dominated by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 142,265 up-votes, with the richest citizens earning 7.5 times as much as the poorest.

The government advises foreign diplomats to speak softly and carry a big bag of cash, parents are shocked to find out that having kids costs money, vaccinations are mandatory, and schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention. Crime is totally unknown. The NewsStand's national animal is the shelf-browser, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Money.

The NewsStand is ranked 45,470th in the world and 1st in The NewsStand for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,940.39 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 755thLargest Retail Industry: 1,203rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,475thTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,671stRudest Citizens: 2,781stFattest Citizens: 2,851stHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,495thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,871stMost Rebellious Youth: 6,475thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,512thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,958thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,184thMost Efficient Economies: 12,312thMost Inclusive: 14,158thMost Stationary: 14,513thHighest Average Incomes: 15,276thHighest Drug Use: 15,392ndHighest Economic Output: 17,049thMost Influential: 17,371stLargest Gambling Industry: 19,303rdSmartest Citizens: 19,454thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,047th

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