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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,826th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,841st Most Avoided: 2,963rd
The Work In Progress of
Corporate Police State
Uaniloquentia Primum Phrase Latine
Invincible Leader Jake Breslin
Influence
Contender
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Empire Of The Rising Cross

Population4.775 billion

CapitalRising City
LeaderInvincible Leader Jake Breslin
FaithSupplezombiekittenimisim

CurrencyCroso
AnimalCHHEZ PUFFS

The Work In Progress of The Empire Of The Rising Cross is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Invincible Leader Jake Breslin with an iron fist, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, free-roaming dinosaurs, and vat-grown people. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.775 billion Empire Of The Rising Crossians 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 prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rising City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 29.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Empire Of The Rising Crossian economy, worth 785 trillion Crosoes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 164,401 Crosoes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 681,721 per year while the poor average 25,991, a ratio of 26.2 to 1.

Drivers regularly pull over for nonexistent police cars, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams, aides are afraid to ask if Invincible Leader Jake Breslin wants a cup of tea or coffee, and serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Empire Of The Rising Cross's national animal is the CHHEZ PUFFS, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Supplezombiekittenimisim.

The Empire Of The Rising Cross is ranked 7,661st in the world and 1st in The Associated States for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 6,335.68 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,826thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,841stMost Avoided: 2,963rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,057thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,189thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,370thLargest Mining Sector: 4,358thLargest Black Market: 4,567thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,622ndMost Corrupt Governments: 4,704thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,748thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,661stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,693rdLargest Retail Industry: 7,747thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 8,597thHighest Average Incomes: 9,902ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,918thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,216thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,355thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,661stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,235thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,002ndMost Secular: 15,365thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16,624th

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