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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 408thLargest Black Market: 445thHighest Economic Output: 499th
The Empire of
Corporate Police State
We are shaped by fate just as we shape it.
Influence
Dealmaker
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Spectare

Population33.699 billion

CapitalAngel Grove
LeaderJezebel Phoenix
FaithLogic

CurrencySpect
AnimalPhoenician Eagle

The Empire of Spectare is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Jezebel Phoenix with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, triple-decker prams, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 33.699 billion Spectarians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Industry is also considered important, while Environment receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Angel Grove. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 87.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Spectarean economy, worth an astonishing 11,495 trillion Spects a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 341,130 Spects, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,407,345 per year while the poor average 16,292, a ratio of 147 to 1.

Military spending recently hit a new high, even doll houses and dog kennels have to be able to withstand rigorous earthquake testing, in a fit of passion Jezebel Phoenix has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions, and Angel Grove is a police state during international summits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Spectare's national animal is the Phoenician Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Logic.

Spectare is ranked 408th in the world and 1st in Greater Prussia for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 2.41 million Standard Monetary Units.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 408thLargest Black Market: 445thHighest Economic Output: 499thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 517thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 648thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,036thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,174thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,433rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,507thHighest Average Incomes: 1,583rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,620thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,731stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,177thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,286thLargest Populations: 2,361stTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,379thMost Patriotic: 3,900thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,955thLargest Governments: 4,053rdFattest Citizens: 5,694thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,080thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,537thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,268thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,970thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,009thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,014thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,099thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,107thMost Stationary: 13,686thMost Avoided: 13,743rdTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 15,304thMost Influential: 16,170thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,969thLargest Retail Industry: 17,873rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17,906thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,875thMost Developed: 20,041stMost Efficient Economies: 20,096thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,676thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24,260thSmartest Citizens: 24,764th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Spectare was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Spectare lodged a message on the Greater Prussia Regional Message Board.
  • : Spectare lodged a message on the Greater Prussia Regional Message Board.
  • : Spectare was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Spectare was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Spectare was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Spectare was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombified.
  • : Spectare lodged a message on the Greater Prussia Regional Message Board.
  • : Spectare was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 5% for Most Survivors.
  • : Spectare was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.

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