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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,120thLargest Retail Industry: 3,664thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,438th
The Guardian Knight-Stalwart of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Allies of British Starsian Influence
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The 23 Stars

Population2.443 billion

CapitalFort Griffin
LeaderPresident Booken
FaithChristianity

CurrencyWardenmark
Animalgriffin

The Guardian Knight-Stalwart of The 23 Stars is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Booken with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, triple-decker prams, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 2.443 billion Starsians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort Griffin. The average income tax rate is 39.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Starsian economy, worth 368 trillion Wardenmarks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 150,803 Wardenmarks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Businesses are forced to bring all work back within the nation's borders, crocodile roadkill is smeared across the asphalt of the new Formula One track, the tax agency is feared more than serial killers and terrorists, and politicians tend to jump ship to whichever party is currently leading in the polls. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The 23 Stars's national animal is the griffin, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Christianity.

The 23 Stars is ranked 186,190th in the world and 10th in The United Tacos of El Paso for Most Corrupt Governments, with 0.74 kickbacks per hour.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,120thLargest Retail Industry: 3,664thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,438thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,169thRudest Citizens: 7,889thTop
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Most Developed: 10,915thSmartest Citizens: 12,210thMost Cultured: 12,380thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,764thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,028thHighest Food Quality: 13,344thMost Efficient Economies: 13,976thHighest Average Incomes: 14,103rdNicest Citizens: 14,433rdMost Inclusive: 14,639thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,883rdSafest: 15,039thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,063rdLargest Mining Sector: 15,459thLowest Crime Rates: 16,257thMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,524thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,164thMost Pacifist: 18,765thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,177thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,509thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,732nd
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Most Cultured: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the region

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