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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,861st Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,997th Most Pro-Market: 5,123rd
The Empire of
Compulsory Consumerist State
The combine protects you if you accept our rule
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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The Combine Empire

Population110 million


The Empire of The Combine Empire is a very large, orderly nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 110 million Citizens are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.9%.

The very strong Citizen economy, worth 5.25 trillion Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 47,762 Credits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 367,274 per year while the poor average 1,663, a ratio of 220 to 1.

Major internet servers have acquired citizenship, there is a growing belief that mothers love their children more than fathers, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election", and laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The Combine Empire's national animal is the antlion, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

The Combine Empire is ranked 130,764th in the world and 5,433rd in the South Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -5.92 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,861stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,997thMost Pro-Market: 5,123rdTop
Highest Crime Rates: 9,535thFattest Citizens: 10,938thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,971stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 15,274th
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 43rd in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 83rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 128th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 254th in the regionFattest Citizens: 295th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 345th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 632nd in the region

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