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Most Authoritarian: 9,738th
The Universal Empire of
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Greater Cosmicium

Population2.058 billion

CapitalEpsilon Tauri
LeaderMortheus Valixor

CurrencyImperial Credit
AnimalSpace Bull

The Universal Empire of Greater Cosmicium is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Mortheus Valixor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its digital currency, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 2.058 billion Greater Cosmicians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Epsilon Tauri. The average income tax rate is 34.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Greater Cosmiciumian economy, worth 53.2 trillion Imperial Credits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 25,846 Imperial Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

School children asked "what is two times two?" are likely to form a symposium to discuss how different answers make them feel, billions of Imperial Credits are being poured into a space program, there's often a little nagging voice suggesting that parents aren't keeping their kids safe, and the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Greater Cosmicium's national animal is the Space Bull, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Greater Cosmicium is ranked 44,249th in the world and 945th in Lazarus for Most Influential, scoring 444 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Authoritarian: 9,738th
Most Authoritarian: 358th in the region

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