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Largest Information Technology Sector: 248th Most Scientifically Advanced: 280th Most Secular: 732nd
The Great Space Bazaar of
Capitalist Paradise
Wealth and Profit are the goal of all nations, no?
Regional Influence
Handshaker
CAPCOM
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Great Space Bazaar of Iammelon is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Corporate Triad with an even hand, and notable for its enslaved workforce, infamous sell-swords, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 4.734 billion Iammelonians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moneytopia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 42.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Iammelonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,522 trillion MonoCredits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 321,659 MonoCredits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,367,734 per year while the poor average 48,720, a ratio of 28.1 to 1.

Nuclear physics is the most popular course at university, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens, and parents are shocked to find out that having kids costs money. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Iammelon's national animal is the Business Wyvern, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Iammelon is ranked 5,285th in the world and 9th in The Galactic Federacy for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 248thMost Scientifically Advanced: 280thMost Secular: 732ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 796thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 895thHighest Average Incomes: 915thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,051stRudest Citizens: 1,351stTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 1,568thLargest Black Market: 1,710thFattest Citizens: 1,784thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,049thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,072ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,078thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,180thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,199thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,309thLargest Mining Sector: 2,363rdMost Corrupt Governments: 2,579thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,616thMost Avoided: 2,786thSmartest Citizens: 3,072ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,359thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,089thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,270thLargest Governments: 5,078thMost Efficient Economies: 5,285thHighest Economic Output: 6,374thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 7,919thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,539thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,491stMost Advanced Public Education: 12,980thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,995thMost Stationary: 14,497thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,571st
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11th in the region

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