Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd Highest Economic Output: 4th
The Burlesque Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
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The Burlesque Republic of The Centauri is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Jaffa with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, sprawling nuclear power plants, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 28.807 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 25,988 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 902,148 duckets, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,057,576 per year while the poor average 79,792, a ratio of 63.4 to 1.

Agricultural science is the most competitive subject at The Centauri's universities, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and morning coffees are no longer the same since the disappearance of newspapers. 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 191,940th in the world and 137th in Wysteria for Most Primitive, scoring -932.96 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rdHighest Economic Output: 4thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5thMost Avoided: 5thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6thMost Armed: 7thLargest Gambling Industry: 8thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9thHighest Average Incomes: 9thFattest Citizens: 9thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16thLargest Retail Industry: 16thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18thRudest Citizens: 21stLargest Insurance Industry: 23rdHighest Crime Rates: 26thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 28thMost Cultured: 29thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 31stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 42ndLargest Mining Sector: 44thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 47thMost Devout: 56thSmartest Citizens: 70thLargest Information Technology Sector: 75thLargest Agricultural Sector: 117thLargest Populations: 123rdLargest Publishing Industry: 166thMost Corrupt Governments: 269thMost Rebellious Youth: 379thMost Stationary: 501stMost Efficient Economies: 1,271stTop
Largest Black Market: 2,416thLargest Governments: 2,962ndMost Influential: 3,403rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,589thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,050thMost Pro-Market: 8,587thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 11,690thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,186thHighest Drug Use: 13,709th
Largest 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 Workforce Participation Rate: 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 regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Centauri was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, morning coffees are no longer the same since the disappearance of newspapers.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, agricultural science is the most competitive subject at The Centauri's universities.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, employers may fire workers without giving any reason.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, a girl's success in life is often linked to her performance in beauty pageants.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, the nation is famous for having one of the world's largest Narn hunting institutions.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, abortion is only legal in unusual circumstances.


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