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Largest Insurance Industry: 4,325th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,952nd Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,352nd
The Unified Catholic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
In principio erat verbum.
Regional Influence
Hatchling
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Unified Catholic Republic of Newellington is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Sir Unnamed Grand Vizier with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 2.468 billion Newellingtonians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Capitol. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.6%.

The all-consuming Newellingtonian economy, worth 153 trillion Newoes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Automobile Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 62,288 Newoes, with the richest citizens earning 8.8 times as much as the poorest.

The airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines, men avoid even so much as looking at female colleagues, soldiers are equipped with multi-million Newo battlesuits, and photographers have to apply for a license to photograph Sir Unnamed Grand Vizier. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Newellington's national animal is the Robot, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Newellington is ranked 4,952nd in the world and 77th in The East Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 8,455.89 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 4,325thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,952ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,352ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,190thFattest Citizens: 8,124thMost Avoided: 8,242ndLargest Mining Sector: 8,812thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,609thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13,596thHighest Crime Rates: 15,859thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,125th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 77th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 112th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 151st in the regionMost Avoided: 186th in the regionFattest Citizens: 204th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 205th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 211th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 294th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 367th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 465th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 513th in the regionMost Armed: 530th in the regionLargest Populations: 548th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 572nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 613th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 630th in the regionLargest Black Market: 733rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 741st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 758th in the regionRudest Citizens: 772nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 772nd in the region

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