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The Last Stars

Population10.74 billion

CapitalTree of Life
LeaderHighblood Emperor Iakhaagn'itrus


The Monster-Guided Empire of The Last Stars is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Highblood Emperor Iakhaagn'itrus with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, strictly enforced bedtime, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 10.74 billion Starsians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tree of Life. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 88.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Last Starsian economy, worth 848 trillion Jewels a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Arms Manufacturing industry. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 78,961 Jewels, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 306,529 per year while the poor average 13,924, a ratio of 22.0 to 1.

A the Pacific Tourist Association survey has rated The Last Stars #1 for number twos, exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated', people forget to eat because they are too busy singing Highblood Emperor Iakhaagn'itrus's praises, and the secret ingredient is love (and MSG). Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Last Stars's national animal is the Mutt, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Last Stars is ranked 228,930th in the world and 8,086th in the Pacific for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -5.66 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,095thBest Weather: 3,505thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,883rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,468thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,501stMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,664thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,374thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,089thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,256thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,498thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,602ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,766thTop
Nicest Citizens: 14,035thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,329thMost Patriotic: 14,719thMost Developed: 15,223rdHighest Food Quality: 15,687thMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,334thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,475thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,811thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,171stMost Cultured: 19,471stLargest Black Market: 20,672ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21,333rdLargest Governments: 22,824thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23,757thMost Inclusive: 24,085thMost Efficient Economies: 26,214thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 26,500thHighest Economic Output: 26,960th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 63rd in the regionBest Weather: 80th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 107th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 141st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 144th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 167th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 174th in the regionLargest Black Market: 186th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 220th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 240th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 245th in the regionLargest Populations: 248th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 254th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 261st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 289th in the regionMost Patriotic: 292nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 333rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 337th in the regionNicest Citizens: 360th in the regionMost Developed: 373rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 373rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 381st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 397th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 398th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 408th in the regionMost Cultured: 425th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 439th in the regionNudest: 444th in the regionLargest Governments: 485th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 486th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 494th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 519th in the regionMost Inclusive: 648th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 691st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 844th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 922nd in the region

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