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Rudest Citizens: 243rdLargest Retail Industry: 261stMost Valuable International Artwork: 607th
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Gagium

Population6.081 billion

CapitalSt Louis
LeaderKing Arsène Rodier
FaithChristianity

CurrencyGagi
AnimalPelican

The United Commonwealths of Gagium is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by King Arsène Rodier with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, deadly medical pandemics, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 6.081 billion Gagiumishes are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of St Louis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Gagiumish economy, worth a remarkable 1,768 trillion Gagis a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 290,804 Gagis, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,379,773 per year while the poor average 36,169, a ratio of 38.1 to 1.

Gagiumish police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, every street in the nation contains at least three law firms, and the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away. Crime is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Gagium's national animal is the Pelican, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Christianity.

Gagium is ranked 2,874th in the world and 9th in Federation of Conservative Nations for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 14,127.54 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 243rdLargest Retail Industry: 261stMost Valuable International Artwork: 607thLargest Gambling Industry: 702ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 756thMost Armed: 776thFattest Citizens: 908thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,066thMost Efficient Economies: 1,142ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,291stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,304thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,394thHighest Crime Rates: 1,412thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,628thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,665thMost Devout: 1,671stMost Avoided: 1,680thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,778thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,871stHighest Average Incomes: 2,040thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,701stLargest Mining Sector: 2,874thMost Influential: 3,720thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,755thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,880thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,099thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,685thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,172ndLargest Insurance Industry: 5,457thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,136thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,153rdLargest Black Market: 7,027thHighest Economic Output: 7,982ndLargest Governments: 8,027thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 9,686thMost Cultured: 10,933rdLargest Publishing Industry: 11,512thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,544th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionNudest: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Stationary: 15th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionLargest Black Market: 17th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 18th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 18th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 21st in the regionLargest Populations: 23rd in the regionMost Cultured: 23rd in the region

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