Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th
The Burlesque Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
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 renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, unlimited-speed roads, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 29.531 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, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, although Industry is also considered important, 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 26,780 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 906,843 duckets, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,765,931 per year while the poor average 35,591, a ratio of 190 to 1.

A niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked, and mining is the nation's most dangerous occupation. 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 153,503rd in the world and 105th in Wysteria for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring -69.86 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5thHighest Economic Output: 5thMost Avoided: 5thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8thLargest Gambling Industry: 8thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9thFattest Citizens: 9thMost Armed: 10thHighest Average Incomes: 10thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13thRudest Citizens: 13thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19thLargest Insurance Industry: 21stLargest Retail Industry: 21stHighest Crime Rates: 28thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 29thMost Cultured: 34thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 35thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 46thLargest Mining Sector: 46thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 48thMost Devout: 68thSmartest Citizens: 71stLargest Information Technology Sector: 96thLargest Agricultural Sector: 117thLargest Populations: 120thLargest Publishing Industry: 178thMost Corrupt Governments: 311thMost Rebellious Youth: 380thMost Stationary: 493rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,268thTop
Largest Black Market: 2,552ndLargest Governments: 3,355thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,490thMost Influential: 3,627thMost Pro-Market: 4,259thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,765thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 11,857th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, mining is the nation's most dangerous occupation.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, heart attacks are regarded as a coming of age ritual.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, schools offer a range of lessons in subjects as diverse as The Economics of Bullying for Lunch Money.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, advertisers scramble to sponsor the broadcast of Emperor Jaffa's most personal functions.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, a Wysteria Tourist Association survey has rated The Centauri #1 for number twos.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor.


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