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Largest Insurance Industry: 101st Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 111th Highest Disposable Incomes: 117th
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Aegis-5

Population15.2 billion

CapitalKaas
LeaderEmperor Harrower
FaithWorship of the Emperor

CurrencyCredit
AnimalSteel Hawk

The Empire of Aegis-5 is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Harrower with an iron fist, and renowned for its triple-decker prams, keen interest in outer space, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 15.2 billion Aegisians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The minute, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Industry is also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kaas. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Aegisian economy, worth a remarkable 7,341 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 483,005 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

The world still seems flat to some people in space, everyone suspects that everyone else is a terrorist, on-duty Air Aegis-5 flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class, and the Department of Health is snowed under by requests for crisper ciabatta and tenderer tagliatelle. 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. Aegis-5's national animal is the Steel Hawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Worship of the Emperor.

Aegis-5 is ranked 171,384th in the world and 5,655th in Lazarus for Least Corrupt Governments, with 0.9 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 101stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 111thHighest Disposable Incomes: 117thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 149thMost Avoided: 151stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 152ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 183rdLargest Mining Sector: 221stMost Corrupt Governments: 231stHighest Average Incomes: 257thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 271stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 289thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 323rdFattest Citizens: 349thHighest Poor Incomes: 386thLargest Gambling Industry: 469thHighest Economic Output: 642ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 734thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 745thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 982ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,076thLargest Black Market: 1,098thLargest Retail Industry: 1,168thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,176thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,465thMost Secular: 1,485thMost Efficient Economies: 1,683rdTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,081stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,491stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,609thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,772ndLowest Crime Rates: 2,795thMost Influential: 3,199thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,304thLargest Governments: 7,255thMost Stationary: 7,923rdTop
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Largest Populations: 9,111thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,072ndMost Authoritarian: 14,256thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,522ndRudest Citizens: 16,652ndMost Subsidized Industry: 17,158th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionFattest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 23rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 26th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 28th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 32nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 43rd in the regionMost Influential: 45th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 48th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 53rd in the regionMost Secular: 54th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 55th in the regionLargest Black Market: 56th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 58th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 86th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 97th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 120th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 143rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 149th in the regionMost Stationary: 157th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 172nd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 294th in the regionLargest Governments: 391st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 482nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 535th in the regionRudest Citizens: 543rd in the region

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