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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 91st Largest Mining Sector: 264th Highest Economic Output: 273rd
The Orion Star Empire Capital of
Capitalist Paradise
Strength and Honor
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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The Orion Star Empire Capital of Steel Butterfly is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, unlimited-speed roads, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 31.156 billion Orions are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Monarch Heights. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Steel Butterflyian economy, worth a remarkable 9,637 trillion Imperial Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 309,341 Imperial Credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,485,789 per year while the poor average 37,595, a ratio of 39.5 to 1.

Chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom, the government spends millions of Imperial Credits every year prosecuting spammers, the government is seen as openly hostile to all religion, and the national sporting identity is represented by a talking burger and a singing smartphone. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Steel Butterfly's national animal is the Fenrir Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Steel Butterfly is ranked 175,151st in the world and 1st in Orion Sector for Most Armed, with 0.1 Weapons Per Person.

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1%
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 91stLargest Mining Sector: 264thHighest Economic Output: 273rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 330thLargest Populations: 465thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 664thRudest Citizens: 685thSafest: 1,037thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,136thHighest Average Incomes: 1,142ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,380thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,461stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,510thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,566thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,610thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,678thTop
5%
Lowest Crime Rates: 1,806thMost Efficient Economies: 2,040thMost Avoided: 2,395thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,045thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,630thSmartest Citizens: 3,707thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,768thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,907thHealthiest Citizens: 4,918thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,029thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,332ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,371stMost Secular: 7,286thLargest Black Market: 7,489thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,643rdLargest Governments: 8,423rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,858thTop
10%
Largest Retail Industry: 9,201stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,920thMost Developed: 11,104thMost Pro-Market: 12,368thMost Influential: 14,326th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Steel Butterfly was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Steel Butterfly was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Dead and the Top 5% for Most Zombified.
  • : Steel Butterfly was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 5% for Most Survivors.
  • : Steel Butterfly was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Steel Butterfly was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Steel Butterfly was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Steel Butterfly was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Steel Butterfly was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : Steel Butterfly was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Steel Butterfly was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.

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