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Most Stationary: 2,006th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,639th Largest Gambling Industry: 5,721st
The Sentinel Servant of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Unstoppable
Influence
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Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Imperial Cross

Population15.604 billion

FaithHope

CurrencyRialto
AnimalBlack Shrike

The Sentinel Servant of Imperial Cross is a gargantuan, orderly nation, notable for its compulsory military service, suspicion of poets, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 15.604 billion Imperial Crossians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The large, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Law & Order, with Defense, Industry, and International Aid also on the agenda. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 38.6%.

The strong Imperial Crossian economy, worth 805 trillion Rialtos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 51,646 Rialtos, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 272,919 per year while the poor average 5,190, a ratio of 52.6 to 1.

Children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "Love and peace!" as a way of life, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage, reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors, and the richest citizens live in sheltered private citadels. Crime is moderate. Imperial Cross's national animal is the Black Shrike, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Hope.

Imperial Cross is ranked 115,343rd in the world and 203rd in Spiritus for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 38.8 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most Stationary: 2,006thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,639thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,721stLargest Black Market: 6,354thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,049thLargest Populations: 7,368thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 10,684thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,510thMost Influential: 15,158th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 9th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionMost Armed: 25th in the regionMost Avoided: 26th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Imperial Cross was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Imperial Cross was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from Rogamark ii, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Imperial Cross was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Spiritus Delegate of Rogamark, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Imperial Cross was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from Rogamark iii, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Imperial Cross was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from Rogamark ii, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Imperial Cross was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Spiritus Delegate of Rogamark, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Imperial Cross was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from Rogamark iii, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Imperial Cross was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from Rogamark ii, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Imperial Cross was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Spiritus Delegate of Rogamark, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Imperial Cross was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from Rogamark iii, curing 1 million infected.

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