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Most Efficient Economies: 109th Most Ignorant Citizens: 496th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 549th
The Imperium of
Corporate Police State
Sciemus Non Metus
the Holy Curia
Regional Influence
Enforcer
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Imperium of Arbites is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Holy Curia with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, avowedly heterosexual populace, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.869 billion Arbiters 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Magus Civitus. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Arbitesian economy, worth a remarkable 3,690 trillion Soliduses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Automobile Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 266,127 Soliduses, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,124,459 per year while the poor average 40,750, a ratio of 27.6 to 1.

Abortions are carried out secretly in shady backstreet clinics, Brasilistanis face layers of paperwork in a different language just to visit a doctor, penal labor is a de facto death sentence, and meals are now followed by thirty minutes of mandatory exercise. 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. Arbites's national animal is the Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Magism.

Arbites is ranked 12,581st in the world and 3rd in The Cornellian Empire for Most Authoritarian, with 2.03 Stalins.

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Most Efficient Economies: 109thMost Ignorant Citizens: 496thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 549thMost Devout: 561stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 579thLargest Mining Sector: 738thLargest Insurance Industry: 802ndMost Corrupt Governments: 819thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 828thFattest Citizens: 933rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,010thMost Primitive: 1,169thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,185thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,198thMost Avoided: 1,238thMost Conservative: 1,283rdTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,632ndLargest Black Market: 1,687thHighest Economic Output: 1,743rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,786thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,855thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,239thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,595thMost Stationary: 2,646thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,868thLargest Retail Industry: 4,206thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,379thLowest Crime Rates: 5,097thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,628thMost Extreme: 6,874thLargest Populations: 7,416thTop
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Largest Governments: 7,777thMost Influential: 8,090thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,803rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,331stMost Authoritarian: 12,581stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,879th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the region

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