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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 824th Most Influential: 1,023rd Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,880th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
We go onward
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Empire of Southern Separatists is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, ubiquitous missile silos, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.569 billion Americans 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 government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Washington. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Southern Separatistsian economy, worth 293 trillion Dollars 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Retail. 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 114,330 Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 336,946 per year while the poor average 30,525, a ratio of 11.0 to 1.

Artists regularly face criminal charges and art-burning parties are common, voting is voluntary, election debates consists mostly of two grey suits arguing over how to best preserve the status quo, and the National Art Gallery's newest exhibit is the 500-year old Luna Lisa. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Southern Separatists's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Southern Separatists is ranked 17,421st in the world and 839th in The North Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 220.62 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 824thMost Influential: 1,023rdTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,880thTop
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Largest Black Market: 9,611thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,625thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,280thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,666thLargest Mining Sector: 11,054thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,186thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,395thMost Avoided: 14,018thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14,029thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,341stLargest Retail Industry: 15,861stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,396thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,421st
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 205th in the regionLargest Black Market: 222nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 288th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 321st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 355th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 356th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 388th in the regionMost Influential: 427th in the regionMost Avoided: 457th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 524th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 604th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 644th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 652nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 701st in the regionMost Armed: 711th in the regionMost Stationary: 727th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 735th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 839th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 859th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 974th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 127 » Sankami, Yaorozu, Unimaginable Doom, Great Bights Mum, Sunto, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Vegetarian States, Notyoutopia, Avalon, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Holy Oranz, Xentherida, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Republic of Dixie, Celreostia, Ceretis, The Galactic Triumvirate, Selfgradatude, Wineclaw, Frances Francis the First of France, HMS Unicorn, Guslantis, Atmana, The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, Siwale, Upper Sam Dodovi, HoNg KoNg EmPiRe, Indereac Lanx, Chukstik Illahi, Apetopia, Bharathvarsh, Malta Comino Gozo, Middle Drazzi, Enosville, Sophista, Coemgen, Wisconsota, Kaschovia, Vazali, Lord Ravenclaw, Southern Stroraia, Asland Gardens, Imperial Pene Rounitrang, Omicron Persei V111, American MapleStory, SORT, The Rossinite Empire, Northern Gala Arment Toustavo, Pallaith, and 77 others.The LOL Nation, Thenaca, Erfworld, Kingdom of Space, Kwaj, Lupus Imperium, General COE, Friently, South Grand Mountain, Shin-Hachioji, Diodone, Techislovakia, Anima Proxa, McMasterdonia, Puczovska, Yukti, Plembobria, Zemnaya Svoboda, Sheppey, Aenglaland, AdyLand, Prevaland, The Utopian Movement, Buckerino, Kelvaros Prime, Ausmercia, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Transhumanist Anarchical Union, Seven Hills, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Che Sana Und, Bayern-Straubing, The Lancerian Empire, Aerilia, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Amerian States, Stareogratia, Vogonlandia, Coppicia, PlanetPunk, Corfad, Maestros haven, Tredano, Pakistan 001, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Territorio di Nessuno, Lionia, Yaris, Phillywob, Cuyan, Slaughterhouse Nine, Wodan, Beodarasc, SchoolHouse Rock, Forunte, Ainsworth, Felhaven, Pria Xennes, Victoriaans Nederlands, Midds Conia, Libotionia, Agrauron, Reannia, Mzeusia, Asuroka, Gladio II, Mercy Land, NatsukiLand, Sanjurika, Malvad, Merconitonitopia, Gospel Power, Astal Aavors, Avornica, and Bridgett.

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