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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,979thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,392ndMost Influential: 2,735th
The Advanced States of
Iron Fist Socialists
Science above all
Supreme Kaiser Fierceside
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.756 billion

LeaderSupreme Kaiser Fierceside
FaithSeven Pillars of Infinity


The Advanced States of Centa is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Supreme Kaiser Fierceside with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.756 billion Centanians are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Harveburn. The average income tax rate is 75.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Centan economy, worth 530 trillion Cybercoins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 192,464 Cybercoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Centan Standard Vodka is the only drink that bars stock, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Harveburn Times is sold out, and Amnesty Interregional has condemned Centa for ignoring crimes against humanity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Centa's national animal is the Wyvern, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Seven Pillars of Infinity.

Centa is ranked 20,369th in the world and 896th in the South Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 4,933.57 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,979thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,392ndTop
Most Influential: 2,735thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,977thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,042ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,875thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,713thMost Secular: 6,187thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,778thLargest Black Market: 7,103rdMost Patriotic: 7,619thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,996thHighest Average Incomes: 8,187thMost Developed: 9,118thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,950thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,531stMost Subsidized Industry: 10,822ndSmartest Citizens: 11,442ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,856thTop
Largest Governments: 13,720thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,902ndMost Income Equality: 14,434thMost Efficient Economies: 14,621stLongest Average Lifespans: 14,636thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,661stLowest Crime Rates: 18,400thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 20,369thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,976thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,004thLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,671stMost Inclusive: 22,992ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,204thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25,409th
Largest Insurance Industry: 61st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 86th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 105th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 119th in the regionLargest Black Market: 119th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 124th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 140th in the regionMost Patriotic: 180th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 197th in the regionMost Secular: 198th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 200th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 203rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 212th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 238th in the regionMost Influential: 278th in the regionMost Developed: 282nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 318th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 356th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 376th in the regionLargest Governments: 380th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 392nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 393rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 479th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 490th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 520th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 554th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 608th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 617th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 635th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 670th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 673rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 676th in the regionMost Inclusive: 839th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 842nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 896th in the regionMost Stationary: 948th in the region

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