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Largest Insurance Industry: 741stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 802ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,363rd
The Totalitarian stratocracy of
Corporate Police State
The Empire
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Empire

Population13.936 billion

CapitalCoruscant
LeaderEmperor Palpatine
FaithOrder of the Sith Lords

CurrencyImperial Dataries
AnimalStormtrooper

The Totalitarian stratocracy of The Empire is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Palpatine with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, enslaved workforce, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.936 billion Empireans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Coruscant. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 16.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Empirean economy, worth a remarkable 3,020 trillion Imperial Datarieses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 216,714 Imperial Datarieses, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,362,614 per year while the poor average 14,519, a ratio of 93.8 to 1.

Disadvantaged neighbourhoods have become no-go areas after sundown, Emperor Palpatine lights cigars with a hundred-Imperial Dataries bill, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers, and the nation's armed forces are recruiting thousands to help colonise Brasilistan. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. The Empire's national animal is the Stormtrooper, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Order of the Sith Lords.

The Empire is ranked 88,870th in the world and 117th in Spiritus for Most Developed, scoring 55.57 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 741stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 802ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,363rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,417thTop
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Most Avoided: 1,782ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,060thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,346thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,540thFattest Citizens: 2,642ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,713thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,120thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,202ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,363rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,396thHighest Economic Output: 3,772ndLargest Mining Sector: 3,966thLargest Black Market: 4,243rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,787thHighest Average Incomes: 5,183rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,201stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,990thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,289thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,344thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,411thMost Devout: 8,804thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 9,063rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,456thLowest Crime Rates: 9,681stMost Subsidized Industry: 9,937thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,750thLargest Populations: 13,921stLargest Governments: 15,147thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,060th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14th in the regionFattest Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost Conservative: 17th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 18th in the region

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