Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th
The Burlesque Republic of
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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 enslaved workforce, smutty television, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 29.156 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, 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 The Centaurian economy, worth an astonishing 26,393 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 905,264 duckets, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,918,129 per year while the poor average 54,546, a ratio of 108 to 1.

Citizens are frequently held up at gunpoint by their local pizza delivery boys, airport security is provided by private companies, possession of tomato seeds with intent to garden is a criminal offence, and the nation's government buildings are remarkable for being ugly concrete boxes. 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 5th in the world and 3rd in Wysteria for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 35,757.97 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5thMost Avoided: 5thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5thHighest Economic Output: 5thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7thLargest Gambling Industry: 8thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9thMost Armed: 9thHighest Average Incomes: 10thFattest Citizens: 10thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14thRudest Citizens: 14thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15thLargest Retail Industry: 19thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20thLargest Insurance Industry: 23rdHighest Crime Rates: 26thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 29thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 32ndMost Cultured: 32ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 42ndLargest Mining Sector: 43rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 52ndMost Devout: 61stSmartest Citizens: 71stLargest Information Technology Sector: 81stLargest Agricultural Sector: 113thLargest Populations: 122ndLargest Publishing Industry: 176thMost Corrupt Governments: 284thMost Rebellious Youth: 384thMost Stationary: 498thMost Efficient Economies: 1,254thTop
Largest Black Market: 2,477thLargest Governments: 3,184thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,340thMost Influential: 3,596thMost Pro-Market: 4,524thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,667thTop
Highest Drug Use: 12,624thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,819th
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 Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 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 regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 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 regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, the nation's government buildings are remarkable for being ugly concrete boxes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, possession of tomato seeds with intent to garden is a criminal offence.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, airport security is provided by private companies.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, citizens are frequently held up at gunpoint by their local pizza delivery boys.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, the nation is experiencing a severe shortage of sporting events.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, convicted felons are forced into slavery for their crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, the The Centauri Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'.


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