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Most Influential: 9th Most Scientifically Advanced: 24th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 29th
The United States of
Capitalist Paradise
Technology will lead us forever
Regional Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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The United States of Earth Federation is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by ATLAS Artificial Intelligence with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, flagrant waste-dumping, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 11.801 billion Terrans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New York. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Terran economy, worth a remarkable 7,257 trillion Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Soda Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 615,001 Credits, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,662,633 per year while the poor average 47,255, a ratio of 77.5 to 1.

The government is lending a hand to private industry, corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks, insomnia is slowly turning everyone insane, and New York is a police state during international summits. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Earth Federation's national animal is the Dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Earth Federation is ranked 178,851st in the world and 1,279th in 10000 Islands for Most Devout, with 2.17 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 9thMost Scientifically Advanced: 24thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 29thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 30thMost Armed: 38thRudest Citizens: 40thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 41stLargest Gambling Industry: 43rdFattest Citizens: 52ndLargest Retail Industry: 54thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 60thHighest Average Incomes: 69thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 73rdHighest Crime Rates: 80thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 85thMost Secular: 86thMost Avoided: 88thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 96thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 122ndMost Rebellious Youth: 151stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 152ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 168thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 185thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 187thLargest Insurance Industry: 193rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 227thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 316thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 346thMost Corrupt Governments: 362ndHighest Drug Use: 422ndLargest Mining Sector: 428thMost Efficient Economies: 468thHighest Economic Output: 471stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 782ndLargest Publishing Industry: 930thSmartest Citizens: 977thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,298thTop
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Most Stationary: 2,311thMost Cultured: 4,523rdLargest Black Market: 4,845thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,801stTop
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Most Pro-Market: 8,954thLargest Populations: 9,886th
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 9th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 16th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 24th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 31st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 32nd in the regionMost Stationary: 37th in the regionLargest Black Market: 46th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 105th in the regionLargest Populations: 116th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Earth Federation, New York is a police state during international summits.
  • : Following new legislation in Earth Federation, insomnia is slowly turning everyone insane.
  • : Following new legislation in Earth Federation, corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks.
  • : Following new legislation in Earth Federation, the government is lending a hand to private industry.
  • : Earth Federation voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend the Rejected Realms".
  • : Following new legislation in Earth Federation, government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities.
  • : Following new legislation in Earth Federation, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.
  • : Earth Federation endorsed The Dragon Master of Sacred Toast.
  • : Following new legislation in Earth Federation, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Earth Federation, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 143 » The Soylent Green Party, Solleana, Osea Island, Seranis, Rex Republic, Belistien, Snoozing Buffalax, Imbarien, Wolfhunters, The Blessed and Almighty Bog, Tzo, United Governments of Newrope, Slaytania, Matterland, Onarii, Kelvinski, Testa, Zaqaz Death, Achiotopia, Spncrgmn, Coreras, Mystiquelle, Beiluxia, FreeGunsForAll, Zyrcrestia, Grungerock, Hacame, Puerto Barrio, Samonaemia, Teddy Bear Isle, Creeptopia, Blogotopia, Kokkinostan, Linkdahero, Great ducate of time lords, Bullintine, Germanahii, HN67, Zeklandia, New Katamenia, Manlinesslavia, Wysrod, Old Atlantica, Yentria, Kyrizstanislav, Uprus, Cardini, The Tasmanian Islands, Seantonia, A Death Arena, and 93 others.Zeganas, Colonel Terrosit, Perzische Keizer, Better Indonesia, Spiritbw, Leirkra, Siuts, Collective Society of Clementi, Those against abusers, Nova Terra Saccharum, Crustacion, Manonmanistan, The Republic of The Sith, The New Earth Federation, The Dwemmer, Myopic, New Dougland, Phrados, Elsewhereland, Lastarte, Puffandria, Fahistan, UNpoopburg, Drusay, DunNaGall, South Bourbonstan, Free Tristania, Aleg, Molea, Castica, Gentletopia, NorthernMassachusetts, Mannche, Striagro Uspil, Venkorata, Rejekstan, Europe Inc, Zuslosal, Aisle of Wright, United States of Zeb, Lost Islands of Pantagon, Free Carolinas, Tabbertonia, Edorask, The United Domains, Rainu, Blaalby, Psycianiand Supritla, Durius, Flezzola, United Socialists of the Highest Power, Chip Skylark, Mers Plo Mar, Forkbeardland, Sun Sporks, Palman, Lexomia, Otrodoxia, Alpha-021, Shangra Laa, Isla Dragon, Gunzerlander, LiberationVille, Neo Saorsa, Leilaniaa, Theadendopia, AlainPin, Craven States, Oom, Zopciria, Luxastan Empire, Thethethethethe, Headway, Lanticund, Chad9, Tijdtevelia, Wheydia, Bailonia, Finswedeway, Kilenel, Carbrabukka, Dominion Of Compassion, Zyrcon Island, The Starlight Islands, Markanite, Ameralt, Valcour, Over the Mountain, Surfico, Augsmand, Clialaad, New Sanjay, and Sacred Toast.

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