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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,647thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,125thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,545th
The Federation of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Victoria et Gloria Castillia
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Castille de Italia

Population16.23 billion

CapitalPreslaff
LeaderPresident John Faring

CurrencyDatary
AnimalCastillian Snow Bear

The Federation of Castille de Italia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by President John Faring with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 16.23 billion Castillians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Preslaff. The average income tax rate is 74.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Castillian economy, worth a remarkable 2,599 trillion Dataries a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 160,168 Dataries, with the richest citizens earning 5.2 times as much as the poorest.

The Coast Guard is pioneering a quixotic program to train fish, conspiracy theorists allege Preslaff's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security, and President John Faring's family is riven by conflict as they fight over the succession. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Castille de Italia's national animal is the Castillian Snow Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Castille de Italia is ranked 56,032nd in the world and 25th in Greater Dienstad for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 2,888 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,647thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 4,125thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,545thLargest Black Market: 4,552ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,730thHighest Economic Output: 5,254thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,234thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,094thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,218thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 10,894thLargest Populations: 10,977thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,994thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,326thHighest Average Incomes: 11,351stMost Efficient Economies: 12,023rdHealthiest Citizens: 12,140thLargest Governments: 12,578thLargest Mining Sector: 13,002ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,602ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,669thMost Secular: 14,295thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,603rdMost Subsidized Industry: 15,466thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,688thMost Developed: 15,740thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,322ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,553rd
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the region

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