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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,226thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,054thLargest Mining Sector: 3,077th
The Imperial State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
For Victory! For the Empire!
Aeneaus Asar
Influence
Powerbroker
Regional Officer
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Derika

Population3.921 billion

CapitalBuur City
LeaderAeneaus Asar
FaithRoman Catholic

CurrencyAureus
AnimalEagle

The Imperial State of Derika is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Aeneaus Asar with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, parental licensing program, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 3.921 billion Derikans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Buur City. The average income tax rate is 27.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Derikan economy, worth 675 trillion Aureuses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 172,280 Aureuses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

A video of Aeneaus Asar wearing shock-blue face paint and smashing an electric guitar in front of a frenzied crowd is on endless repeat on the nightly news, professional athletes juggle part-time jobs to avoid bankruptcy, a rolling news ticker tape of disclaimers runs across the bottom of the screen on all TV shows, and laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Derika's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Roman Catholic.

Derika is ranked 147,568th in the world and 4th in Confederation of the Mediterranean for Most Extreme, scoring 12.52 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,226thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,054thLargest Mining Sector: 3,077thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,453rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,595thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,164thMost Devout: 5,307thMost Avoided: 5,354thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,604thLowest Crime Rates: 7,363rdHighest Average Incomes: 9,461stMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,466thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,993rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,994thTop
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Largest Black Market: 10,539thMost Efficient Economies: 12,199thMost Developed: 12,838thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,244thHealthiest Citizens: 13,994thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,616thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,015thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,585thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,772ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17,140thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,503rdSmartest Citizens: 20,544th

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