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Most Armed: 2,897thMost Influential: 3,800thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,620th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Order and Liberty
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population856 million

LeaderEmperor Pablo de Castilla


The Empire of Santamar is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Pablo de Castilla with an iron fist, and renowned for its aversion to nipples, fear of technology, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 856 million Santamarians 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 government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fortaleza. The average income tax rate is 46.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Santamarian economy, worth 110 trillion Royals a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 129,596 Royals, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Toy versions of heroin paraphernalia let kids pretend to be their favourite TV characters, ministers are now allowed to put suggestions in the governmental suggestion box, nano-Condors are the current fad sweeping the nation, and there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Santamar's national animal is the Condor, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Santamar is ranked 53,934th in the world and 62nd in First World Order for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 3,017.72 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Armed: 2,897thMost Influential: 3,800thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,620thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,188thLargest Mining Sector: 5,723rdMost Avoided: 6,523rdLargest Insurance Industry: 6,654thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,273rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,246thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,528thLargest Retail Industry: 13,332ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,750thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,015thHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,082ndMost Conservative: 16,369thLowest Crime Rates: 17,393rdHighest Poor Incomes: 18,629thHighest Average Incomes: 18,892nd
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 17th in the region

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