Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd 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, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Jaffa with an iron fist, and remarkable for its aversion to nipples, frequent executions, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 29.838 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 are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Centauri Prime. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Centaurian economy, worth an astonishing 27,104 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 908,401 duckets, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,419,581 per year while the poor average 43,185, a ratio of 148 to 1.

The letters L, G, and B must never be grouped together, belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace', national chefs believe that you can eat anything so long as you deep fry it first, and the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room. 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 3,756th in the world and 22nd in Wysteria for Most Influential, scoring 7,638 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5thHighest Economic Output: 5thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7thMost Avoided: 7thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8thMost Armed: 9thFattest Citizens: 9thHighest Average Incomes: 11thLargest Gambling Industry: 11thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17thRudest Citizens: 19thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21stLargest Insurance Industry: 22ndLargest Retail Industry: 25thHighest Crime Rates: 28thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 32ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 35thMost Cultured: 36thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 53rdLargest Mining Sector: 53rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 57thSmartest Citizens: 70thMost Devout: 75thLargest Information Technology Sector: 108thLargest Agricultural Sector: 115thLargest Populations: 119thLargest Publishing Industry: 169thMost Corrupt Governments: 304thMost Rebellious Youth: 347thMost Stationary: 476thMost Efficient Economies: 1,252ndTop
Largest Black Market: 2,587thLargest Governments: 3,403rdMost Influential: 3,756thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,349thMost Pro-Market: 5,482ndMost Subsidized Industry: 6,765thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 11,572nd
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, national chefs believe that you can eat anything so long as you deep fry it first.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace'.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, the letters L, G, and B must never be grouped together.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, exam halls are littered with used needles and empty pill bottles.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, Max Barry finally has time for writing books after NationStates was recently outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, manual labourers must be willing to have cybernetic limbs to get a job.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, the automobile industry is sitting up and taking notice of the new 24 hour race events... as are the track's sleepless neighbours.


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