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Largest Agricultural Sector: 490thMost Devout: 1,509thMost Influential: 1,622nd
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Ordo Lucis

Population3.15 billion

CapitalNova Carthago
Leaderthe Magister Sapientiae
Faiththe Superior Knowledge

Currencyflorin
Animalholy chupacabra

The Theocracy of Ordo Lucis is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by the Magister Sapientiae with an even hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, devout population of 3.15 billion Ordo Lucisians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nova Carthago. The average income tax rate is 75.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Ordo Lucisian economy, worth 637 trillion florins 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 large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 an amazing 202,516 florins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, citizens have never heard foreign radio, troublemakers just happen to be reassigned to distant mining operations, and citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ordo Lucis's national animal is the holy chupacabra, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the Superior Knowledge.

Ordo Lucis is ranked 490th in the world and 6th in Europe for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 17,253.26 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 490thMost Devout: 1,509thMost Influential: 1,622ndTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,139thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,818thMost Cultured: 5,046thHighest Average Incomes: 5,847thRudest Citizens: 6,068thLargest Black Market: 6,440thMost Inclusive: 6,619thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,128thMost Developed: 7,171stLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,395thSmartest Citizens: 8,043rdMost Corrupt Governments: 8,315thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,574thTop
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Largest Governments: 8,791stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,979thLargest Retail Industry: 9,094thLowest Crime Rates: 9,440thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,674thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,841stHighest Poor Incomes: 10,478thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,580thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,928thMost Efficient Economies: 11,071stMost Beautiful Environments: 11,247thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,434thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,633rdMost Average: 13,695thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,346thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,405thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,804th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 22nd in the regionMost Average: 26th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 45th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 62nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 80th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 92nd in the regionMost Cultured: 93rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 100th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 106th in the region

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