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Largest Insurance Industry: 98thHighest Poor Incomes: 114thHighest Disposable Incomes: 120th
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
For the Empire!
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Aegis-5

Population18.14 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 ubiquitous missile silos, pith helmet sales, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 18.14 billion Aegisians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The minute, corrupt, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Industry and Law & Order are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy aren't funded at all. 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 9,065 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 rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 499,729 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park, and the Grinder at Fat Sal's Deli and Recycling Center is a national institution. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. 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 2,885th in the world and 63rd in Lazarus for Most Influential, scoring 31,598 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 98thHighest Poor Incomes: 114thHighest Disposable Incomes: 120thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 128thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 160thMost Avoided: 167thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 213thLargest Mining Sector: 232ndMost Corrupt Governments: 254thLargest Agricultural Sector: 261stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 299thHighest Average Incomes: 310thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 369thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 380thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 401stFattest Citizens: 465thMost Scientifically Advanced: 491stHighest Economic Output: 549thLargest Gambling Industry: 808thMost Efficient Economies: 1,016thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,043rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,059thMost Secular: 1,128thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,245thLargest Retail Industry: 1,511thLargest Black Market: 1,554thLowest Crime Rates: 1,916thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,195thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,233rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,569thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,799thMost Influential: 2,885thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,254thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,687thLargest Governments: 5,770thLargest Populations: 8,308thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,583rdSmartest Citizens: 9,733rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,782ndRudest Citizens: 11,026thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 16,005th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 15th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 16th in the regionFattest Citizens: 18th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 22nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 22nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 34th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 37th in the regionMost Secular: 44th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 44th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 48th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 48th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 61st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 62nd in the regionMost Influential: 63rd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 84th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 88th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 106th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 114th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 160th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 218th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 245th in the regionLargest Populations: 245th in the regionLargest Governments: 284th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 435th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 446th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 458th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 516th in the region

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