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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 983rd Largest Retail Industry: 1,464th Most Armed: 1,511th
The Protectorate of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Academic Institution for the Royal Imperials
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Royal Institution-Imperial Academy

Population1.119 billion

CapitalRoinima Chancellorship District
LeaderChancellor Ulfrick

CurrencyKroen
AnimalDragon

The Protectorate of Royal Institution-Imperial Academy is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Chancellor Ulfrick with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, barren, inhospitable landscape, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 1.119 billion Royal Imperials 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Roinima Chancellorship District. The average income tax rate is 30.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Royal Imperial economy, worth 160 trillion Kroens 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 black market in Retail, Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. 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 impressive 143,494 Kroens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Engineers preemptively order lawyers after every power cut, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts, and the government is reining in public spending. Crime is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Royal Institution-Imperial Academy's national animal is the Dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Royal Institution-Imperial Academy is ranked 16,684th in the world and 437th in the West Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 276.7 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 983rdLargest Retail Industry: 1,464thMost Armed: 1,511thTop
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Most Influential: 3,673rdLargest Mining Sector: 5,772ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,171stRudest Citizens: 6,293rdMost Avoided: 6,589thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,204thFattest Citizens: 7,340thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,315thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 9,006thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,199thLargest Black Market: 10,398thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,910thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,551stMost Efficient Economies: 11,645thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,515thHighest Average Incomes: 13,905thHighest Crime Rates: 15,882ndLargest Gambling Industry: 16,219thMost Cultured: 16,546thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,684th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 18th in the regionMost Armed: 28th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 38th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 94th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 108th in the regionMost Avoided: 127th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 142nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 153rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 160th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 160th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 172nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 177th in the regionFattest Citizens: 186th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 221st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 257th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 291st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 298th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 311th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 314th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 382nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 412th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 437th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 455th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 542nd in the regionNudest: 604th in the regionMost Devout: 638th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 676th in the region

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