Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th
The Burlesque Republic of
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What do you want you Moon-Faced Assassin of Joy?
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The Burlesque Republic of The Centauri is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Jaffa with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, compulsory military service, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 29.35 billion Centauris 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 government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Centauri Prime. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient The Centaurian economy, worth an astonishing 26,584 trillion duckets a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 905,773 duckets, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,378,549 per year while the poor average 43,561, a ratio of 146 to 1.

Homes have been banned from having any more than one wheel, the government now pays the "Really Awesome Super Heroes" (RASH) to catch evildoers, children often kick Narns for amusement, and teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Centauri's national animal is the Narn, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the pantheon of fifty deities.

The Centauri is ranked 3,231st in the world and 21st in Wysteria for Largest Governments, scoring 43.53 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5thMost Avoided: 5thHighest Economic Output: 5thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7thLargest Gambling Industry: 8thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8thFattest Citizens: 9thMost Armed: 9thHighest Average Incomes: 10thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14thRudest Citizens: 14thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15thLargest Retail Industry: 19thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20thLargest Insurance Industry: 22ndHighest Crime Rates: 28thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 29thMost Cultured: 33rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 34thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 43rdLargest Mining Sector: 46thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 51stMost Devout: 64thSmartest Citizens: 72ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 92ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 114thLargest Populations: 119thLargest Publishing Industry: 179thMost Corrupt Governments: 301stMost Rebellious Youth: 393rdMost Stationary: 495thMost Efficient Economies: 1,240thTop
Largest Black Market: 2,493rdLargest Governments: 3,231stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,355thMost Influential: 3,602ndMost Pro-Market: 4,337thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,623rdTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,227th
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the region

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Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, children often kick Narns for amusement.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, the government now pays the "Really Awesome Super Heroes" (RASH) to catch evildoers.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, homes have been banned from having any more than one wheel.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, hammering a nail into a wall is an effective death sentence.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, Emperor Jaffa's new android secretary is the latest media darling.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, The Centauri is increasingly belligerent on the international stage.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father.


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