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Largest Publishing Industry: 447th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 638th Most Efficient Economies: 938th
The Empire of
Left-wing Utopia
In the name of the Empress
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The 9 Stars

Population23.748 billion

CapitalMinas Anor
LeaderEmpress Isara Theothanasia

CurrencySirion
AnimalWhite Wolf

The Empire of The 9 Stars is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Empress Isara Theothanasia with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 23.748 billion 9 Starsians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Minas Anor. The average income tax rate is 85.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient 9 Starsian economy, worth a remarkable 4,760 trillion Sirions a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 200,463 Sirions, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

City workers have declared that rolling markets aren't good for business after all, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread, populations of two-headed White Wolves have been found around recently-uncovered archaeological sites, and an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents. Crime is totally unknown. The 9 Stars's national animal is the White Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The 9 Stars is ranked 156,977th in the world and 6,435th in the West Pacific for Most Devout, with 3.88 Prayers Per Hour.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 447thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 638thMost Efficient Economies: 938thHighest Economic Output: 1,650thSmartest Citizens: 1,687thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,775thMost Developed: 1,828thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,979thMost Influential: 2,281stMost Advanced Public Education: 2,709thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,981stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,207thLargest Populations: 3,578thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,599thMost Cultured: 4,051stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,200thHealthiest Citizens: 5,279thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,588thHighest Average Incomes: 5,705thBest Weather: 6,210thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,307thLargest Governments: 6,577thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,921stMost Stationary: 7,170thMost Inclusive: 7,758thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,982ndTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 9,846thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,034thMost Secular: 12,250thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,140thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,023rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,894thMost Income Equality: 16,691st
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Largest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 26th in the regionLargest Populations: 29th in the regionMost Influential: 31st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 39th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 39th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 46th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 49th in the regionMost Developed: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 68th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 85th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 96th in the regionMost Cultured: 106th in the regionMost Stationary: 107th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 118th in the regionLargest Governments: 125th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 127th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 143rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 153rd in the regionBest Weather: 160th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 164th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 179th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 185th in the regionMost Inclusive: 206th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 275th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 301st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 320th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 325th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 362nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 472nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 561st in the regionLargest Black Market: 575th in the region

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