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Largest Black Market: 3,452ndMost Armed: 4,275thLargest Populations: 4,446th
The Spacity Satellite of Love of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Sunset and the Moon glows violet
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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SkyFac TransOrbital

Population24.256 billion

CapitalRing One
LeaderBryce Carrington

Animalvacc worm

The Spacity Satellite of Love of SkyFac TransOrbital is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Bryce Carrington with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 24.256 billion SkyFac TransOrbitalians 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ring One. The average income tax rate is 58.5%.

The frighteningly efficient SkyFac TransOrbitalian economy, worth a remarkable 2,631 trillion credits a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 108,503 credits, with the richest citizens earning 5.1 times as much as the poorest.

Supermarkets must refund spoilt milk even six months after the sale, the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away, virtually all of the country's economic activity takes place in Ring One, and restaurateurs put a lot of effort into persuading customers to accept wafer-thin mints. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. SkyFac TransOrbital's national animal is the vacc worm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

SkyFac TransOrbital is ranked 26,286th in the world and 13th in Taijitu for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 5,970.23 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Largest Black Market: 3,452ndMost Armed: 4,275thLargest Populations: 4,446thHighest Economic Output: 5,702ndMost Rebellious Youth: 8,033rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,193rdMost Avoided: 9,658thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,768thTop
Most Secular: 13,604thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,021stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,545thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,264thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,096thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,841stMost Stationary: 18,278thLargest Mining Sector: 18,775thMost Efficient Economies: 21,999thMost Developed: 23,617th
Most Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the region

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