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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 318thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 386thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 414th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
For the Empire, we are its tools
Imperator Stephen VII
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Imperium of Steve

Population5.806 billion

CapitalDominusurbe
LeaderImperator Stephen VII
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyImperial mint
AnimalEagle

The Empire of The Imperium of Steve is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Imperator Stephen VII with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.806 billion Latins are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dominusurbe. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Latin economy, worth a remarkable 1,876 trillion Imperial mints a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 323,270 Imperial mints, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,526,597 per year while the poor average 40,565, a ratio of 37.6 to 1.

The hills are alive with the smell of burning flesh, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations, the experimental sculpture "Overtures In Dried Eagle Dung" has been declared a national treasure, and disputed territories across The North Pacific are being claimed by Latin college students. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. The Imperium of Steve's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Catholicism.

The Imperium of Steve is ranked 22,110th in the world and 1,194th in The North Pacific for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 4,513.1 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 318thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 386thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 414thLargest Black Market: 756thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 830thMost Subsidized Industry: 889thMost Corrupt Governments: 969thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,077thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,125thHighest Average Incomes: 1,424thMost Devout: 1,573rdTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 1,785thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,803rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,511thMost Efficient Economies: 2,947thLargest Mining Sector: 3,071stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,278thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,962ndLargest Governments: 5,046thMost Avoided: 5,099thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,260thHighest Economic Output: 7,378thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,450thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 8,975thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,446thMost Influential: 10,870thMost Authoritarian: 11,620thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,939thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,657thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,745thMost Conservative: 13,205thMost Developed: 13,623rdMost Cultured: 13,702ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,644th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 24th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 31st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 37th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 37th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 42nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 46th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 61st in the regionMost Devout: 72nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 81st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 81st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 86th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 93rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 93rd in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 154th in the regionMost Avoided: 158th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 183rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 213th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 215th in the regionLargest Governments: 261st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 346th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 364th in the regionMost Stationary: 451st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 458th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 485th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 512th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 634th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 647th in the regionMost Cultured: 665th in the regionMost Armed: 708th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 728th in the regionMost Developed: 733rd in the regionMost Conservative: 786th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 860th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 880th in the regionLargest Populations: 882nd in the region

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