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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,223rd Largest Retail Industry: 2,689th Fattest Citizens: 3,572nd
The Croupier of
Compulsory Consumerist State
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Influence
Powerbroker
Manager
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Sands Casino

Population3.161 billion

Capitalthe poker table
LeaderLady Fortune
Faithgetting rich quick

Currencychip
Animalgambler

The Croupier of The Sands Casino is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Lady Fortune with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 3.161 billion gamblers 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 tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the poker table. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.3%.

The frighteningly efficient gambling economy, worth 346 trillion chips a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 109,618 chips, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 537,908 per year while the poor average 12,785, a ratio of 42.1 to 1.

Dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive, Lady Fortune is refusing to make decisions until the Moon is out of Capricorn, on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons, and the national sporting identity is represented by a talking burger and a singing smartphone. Crime is moderate. The Sands Casino's national animal is the gambler, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is getting rich quick.

The Sands Casino is ranked 6,464th in the world and 2nd in The Sands for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 102,712.59 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,223rdLargest Retail Industry: 2,689thFattest Citizens: 3,572ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,582ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,085thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,427thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,464thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,851stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,464thMost Avoided: 10,649thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,034thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,204thLargest Gambling Industry: 11,697thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,798thHighest Drug Use: 13,425thNudest: 14,909thMost Pro-Market: 16,663rd
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Most Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the region

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