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Rudest Citizens: 3,724th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,208th Most Influential: 6,259th
The Federation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Send Em Back To Hell
SOL
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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The Elite Defense Union Coalition

Population1.269 billion

CapitalRising
LeaderSOL

CurrencyCredit
AnimalWolf

The Federation of The Elite Defense Union Coalition is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by SOL with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, public floggings, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 1.269 billion Aroarans 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 is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rising. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 49.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Aroaran economy, worth 134 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 105,606 Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 326,582 per year while the poor average 26,328, a ratio of 12.4 to 1.

People are careful to avoid hyperbolising that they'd "rather die" than support SOL, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized, and friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Elite Defense Union Coalition's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Elite Defense Union Coalition is ranked 18,813th in the world and 1,035th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 77.17 on the Human Development Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 3,724thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,208thMost Influential: 6,259thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 8,078thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,924thMost Secular: 9,627thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,839thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,943rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,545thLargest Retail Industry: 11,760th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 202nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 222nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 328th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 358th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 372nd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 515th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 557th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 589th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 598th in the regionLargest Black Market: 620th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 655th in the region

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