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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,007th Most Influential: 1,284th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,754th
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Southern Separatists

Population3.507 billion

CapitalNew Washington

CurrencyDollar
AnimalEagle

The Empire of Southern Separatists is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its ritual sacrifices, frequent executions, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 3.507 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 46.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Southern Separatistsian economy, worth 405 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 115,564 Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 326,214 per year while the poor average 32,772, a ratio of 10.0 to 1.

Voting is voluntary, election debates consists mostly of two grey suits arguing over how to best preserve the status quo, the National Art Gallery's newest exhibit is the 500-year old Luna Lisa, and residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes. 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 152,257th in the world and 8,296th in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 30.19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,007thMost Influential: 1,284thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,754thLargest Black Market: 8,892ndTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 10,649thLargest Mining Sector: 11,299thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,328thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,224thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,011thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,131stMost Corrupt Governments: 15,499thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,050thLargest Retail Industry: 17,569thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,235th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 188th in the regionLargest Black Market: 215th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 421st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 440th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 441st in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 519th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 523rd in the regionMost Influential: 543rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 553rd in the regionMost Stationary: 580th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 727th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 761st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 794th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 836th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 839th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 880th in the regionLargest Populations: 939th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 956th in the regionMost Avoided: 962nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,032nd in the region

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