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Most Influential: 852ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,856thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,078th
The Queendom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
And I was there
Queen Asseylum Vers Allusia II
Influence
Diplomat
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Middle Vers

Population3.329 billion

CapitalMineros
LeaderQueen Asseylum Vers Allusia II
FaithChristianity

Currencycredit
AnimalTerran

The Queendom of Middle Vers is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Asseylum Vers Allusia II with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, keen interest in outer space, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.329 billion Versians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mineros. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 45.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Versian economy, worth 580 trillion credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 174,388 credits, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,009,217 per year while the poor average 14,344, a ratio of 70.4 to 1.

Politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets, private businesses are paving paradises to put up parking lots, it is considered unpatriotic to learn a foreign language, and the nation's reputation for treachery has left it sidelined on the international stage. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Middle Vers's national animal is the Terran, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Christianity.

Middle Vers is ranked 2,737th in the world and 2nd in First World Order for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 9,448.02 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 852ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,856thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,078thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,192ndMost Armed: 2,308thMost Devout: 2,401stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,699thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,737thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,017thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,144thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,185thMost Avoided: 5,547thLargest Black Market: 5,929thMost Conservative: 6,344thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,215thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,305thHighest Average Incomes: 9,138thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,337thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,788thMost Efficient Economies: 11,147thLowest Crime Rates: 11,230thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,041stMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,861stMost Authoritarian: 13,161stMost Developed: 13,598thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,028thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,302ndMost Cultured: 15,479thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,636thLargest Agricultural Sector: 20,104th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 18th in the regionMost Conservative: 18th in the region

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