Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,879th Largest Publishing Industry: 5,865th Largest Black Market: 5,982nd
The Star Empire of
New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence
Hermit
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Star Empire of Old North Fish is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Magnus Crysp with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 10.681 billion Fishians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Public Transport are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Metroscale. The average income tax rate is 65.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Imperial Fishian economy, worth a remarkable 1,167 trillion Scales a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 109,259 Scales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Amnesty Interregional has condemned Old North Fish for ignoring crimes against humanity, naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure, school uniforms are compulsory, and cars speed down national highways while drivers sleep at the wheel. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Old North Fish's national animal is the last Northern Speckled Bigfoot, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Christianity.

Old North Fish is ranked 57,424th in the world and 1st in The Planet of Hiremus for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,066.95 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,879thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,865thLargest Black Market: 5,982ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,457thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,489thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 8,487thLargest Populations: 9,996thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,420thMost Developed: 10,973rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,684thMost Efficient Economies: 15,088th

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Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Old North Fish was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Old North Fish was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Old North Fish was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Old North Fish was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Old North Fish was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Old North Fish was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Old North Fish was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market, Largest Soda Pop Sector, Most Advanced Defense Forces, Largest Publishing Industry, and Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Old North Fish changed its national leader to "Magnus Crysp" and its nation type to "Star Empire".
  • : Old North Fish changed its national demonym adjective to "Imperial Fishian".
  • : Old North Fish fell out of the world Top 10% for Happiest Citizens.

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