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Most Valuable International Artwork: 542ndMost Secular: 3,145thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,534th
The Militaristic Void Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Only the powerful and resilient will survive
Emperor Rostyslav Maksymenko
Influence
Vassal
WA Delegate / External and Internal Affairs
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Kharkivan Cossacks

Population1.262 billion

CapitalKharkiv
LeaderEmperor Rostyslav Maksymenko
FaithAtheism and Islam

CurrencyKharkivan Dollar
AnimalBlack Stallion

The Militaristic Void Empire of The Kharkivan Cossacks is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Rostyslav Maksymenko with an iron fist, and remarkable for its vat-grown people, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.262 billion Cossacks 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, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kharkiv. The average income tax rate is 67.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kharkivan Cossack economy, worth 277 trillion Kharkivan Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 220,175 Kharkivan Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation, there's sophisticated talk of revolution within the ever-expanding mining colonies, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and children happily laugh and play on their way to school during air-raids. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Kharkivan Cossacks's national animal is the Black Stallion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Atheism and Islam.

The Kharkivan Cossacks is ranked 4,534th in the world and 2nd in Imperial World Nations for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 58,757.14 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 542ndTop
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Most Secular: 3,145thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,534thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,576thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,208thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,604thLargest Retail Industry: 6,406thFattest Citizens: 6,464thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,678thHighest Average Incomes: 7,808thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,979thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,114thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,174thLargest Mining Sector: 9,445thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,684thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,832ndMost Efficient Economies: 11,718thMost Patriotic: 11,909thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12,956thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,608thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,753rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 15,248thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,707thMost Developed: 17,853rdSmartest Citizens: 18,347thLargest Governments: 19,601stLargest Black Market: 20,211thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,743rdMost Cultured: 20,955thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21,696thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,988thLowest Crime Rates: 26,364th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Patriotic: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the region

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