Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd Highest Economic Output: 4th
The Burlesque Republic of
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The Burlesque Republic of The Centauri is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Jaffa with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 28.963 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 receive no funds. 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 26,178 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 903,861 duckets, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,351,177 per year while the poor average 70,450, a ratio of 76.0 to 1.

Mobile phone masts are being erected all over the country, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police, the nation's leading climatologists are investigating animal flatulence in efforts to reduce methane emissions, and political activists are routinely executed. 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 122,918th in the world and 69th in Wysteria for Most Authoritarian, with 0.14 Stalins.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rdHighest Economic Output: 4thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5thMost Avoided: 5thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7thLargest Gambling Industry: 8thMost Armed: 8thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9thHighest Average Incomes: 9thFattest Citizens: 9thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15thRudest Citizens: 15thLargest Retail Industry: 18thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19thLargest Insurance Industry: 23rdHighest Crime Rates: 26thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 29thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 31stMost Cultured: 32ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 41stLargest Mining Sector: 45thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 48thMost Devout: 57thSmartest Citizens: 68thLargest Information Technology Sector: 81stLargest Populations: 122ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 124thLargest Publishing Industry: 173rdMost Corrupt Governments: 271stMost Rebellious Youth: 382ndMost Stationary: 500thMost Efficient Economies: 1,267thTop
Largest Black Market: 2,444thLargest Governments: 3,101stMost Influential: 3,532ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,580thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,311thMost Pro-Market: 6,639thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 13,271stHighest Drug Use: 13,905thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,182nd
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 regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 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 regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 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 regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th 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 Stationary: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, political activists are routinely executed.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, the nation's leading climatologists are investigating animal flatulence in efforts to reduce methane emissions.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, mobile phone masts are being erected all over the country.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, Tesco was recently named as the new national treasurer.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, the government is spending billions of taxpayer duckets to support "struggling" industries.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, citizens drive tank-like vehicles with mounted machine guns.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, foreign governments are looking into weaponizing the infamous The Centaurian bee.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, trespassers entering Emperor Jaffa's office are immediately vaporized.


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