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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 280thMost Influential: 740thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,066th
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Old Emporia

Population11.41 billion

CapitalNew Rapture


The Republic of Old Emporia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Elizabeth with an even hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, digital currency, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 11.41 billion Old Emporians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, corrupt, liberal government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Rapture. The average income tax rate is 69.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Old Emporian economy, worth a remarkable 1,296 trillion dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 113,600 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Code enforcement officers circle wealthy Old Emporians like vultures, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new, the government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter, and social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Old Emporia's national animal is the Crow, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Old Emporia is ranked 211,478th in the world and 5,467th in The North Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -5 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 280thMost Influential: 740thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 8,066thMost Inclusive: 9,445thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,531stMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,263rdMost Developed: 10,518thMost Pacifist: 10,773rdNicest Citizens: 11,313thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,812thMost Stationary: 12,000thHighest Food Quality: 12,220thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,444thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,799thSmartest Citizens: 13,197thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,732ndMost Cultured: 14,047thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,258thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,549thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,484thTop
Most Secular: 16,050thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,420thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,487thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,582ndHighest Economic Output: 18,190thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,728thMost Efficient Economies: 21,007thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,262ndBest Weather: 21,510thLargest Black Market: 22,729thHealthiest Citizens: 23,719thLowest Crime Rates: 25,318thLargest Governments: 29,502nd
Most Influential: 202nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 218th in the regionMost Stationary: 263rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 333rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 349th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 366th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 489th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 535th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 537th in the regionMost Inclusive: 551st in the regionLargest Populations: 574th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 579th in the regionMost Pacifist: 594th in the regionMost Developed: 604th in the regionMost Secular: 642nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 650th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 664th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 686th in the regionMost Cultured: 697th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 702nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 705th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 715th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 722nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 729th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 740th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 800th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 818th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 832nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 849th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 900th in the region

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