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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,146thLargest Gambling Industry: 16,300thFattest Citizens: 23,265th
The Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Might Makes Right
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Great Star

Population177 million


The Republic of Great Star is a very large, efficient nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 177 million Great Starians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 11.5%.

The very strong Great Starian economy, worth 9.84 trillion Buckeroos a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 55,584 Buckeroos, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 182,955 per year while the poor average 12,651, a ratio of 14.5 to 1.

The government is outsourcing itself, the roads are notorious throughout the region for their peril, children have lost interest in toy guns in favor of toy meth lab kits, and almost every singles' party has a clergy and courtesans theme. Crime is moderate. Great Star's national animal is the eagle, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Great Star is ranked 180,924th in the world and 7,502nd in The North Pacific for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring zero on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,146thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 16,300thFattest Citizens: 23,265thLargest Agricultural Sector: 25,200th
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 128th in the regionFattest Citizens: 517th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 534th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 992nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1,032nd in the region

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