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Most Primitive: 4,498th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,675th Highest Crime Rates: 8,905th
The Rise of
Corporate Bordello
our prosperity, your demise
Influence
Page
Provisional Commissar for Foreign Affairs
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Superb

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EMPIRE

Population7.657 billion

Currencyhigh crown
Animalgrey lion

The Rise of EMPIRE is a colossal, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its suspicion of poets, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 7.657 billion EMPIREians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The medium-sized, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Environment, although Industry is also considered important, while Administration and Welfare are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15.5%.

The powerhouse EMPIREian economy, worth 229 trillion high crowns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Trout Farming, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 29,996 high crowns, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 119,877 per year while the poor average 5,044, a ratio of 23.8 to 1.

Abacus sales outpace those of the personal computer following the closure of the Internet, flash floods that dams could have controlled regularly ravage small towns in mountain valleys, the government has adopted a more thrifty attitude to administrating the country's needs, and genetic researchers have been expelled. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. EMPIRE's national animal is the grey lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

EMPIRE is ranked 62,458th in the world and 48th in Soviet Democracy for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 8,706.73 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most Primitive: 4,498thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,675thTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 8,905thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,231stMost Pro-Market: 10,879thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,014thBest Weather: 13,424thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,704thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,253rd
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionMost Primitive: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the region

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