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Largest Insurance Industry: 129thLargest Black Market: 242ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 278th
The Holy Greater Reich of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Lucky Ad victoriam, Non sibi sed patriae
der Kaiser
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Race of Lizards

Population24.11 billion

CapitalEmpire City
Leaderder Kaiser
FaithSpirit of Emperors past

CurrencyReich Credit

The Holy Greater Reich of The Race of Lizards is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by der Kaiser with an iron fist, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, pith helmet sales, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 24.11 billion Races 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Industry is also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Empire City. The average income tax rate is 47.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient the Race economy, worth an astonishing 12,277 trillion Reich Credits 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, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. 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 a breathtaking 509,219 Reich Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Biological warfare is used to solve small disagreements, cremation is compulsory for the deceased, chest pains are considered part of the dining experience in the Race restaurants, and heroes long thought dead are promptly killed upon their return. 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 Race of Lizards's national animal is the Vampire, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Spirit of Emperors past.

The Race of Lizards is ranked 259,064th in the world and 195th in Caer Sidi for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -70 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Largest Insurance Industry: 129thLargest Black Market: 242ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 278thLargest Mining Sector: 290thHighest Average Incomes: 361stHighest Economic Output: 398thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 414thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 447thHighest Poor Incomes: 475thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 481stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 491stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 579thMost Patriotic: 622ndMost Armed: 691stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 794thHighest Disposable Incomes: 857thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,017thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,257thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,459thMost Avoided: 1,866thFattest Citizens: 1,868thMost Efficient Economies: 1,875thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,918thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,671stMost Subsidized Industry: 2,876thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,980thLargest Governments: 3,021stMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,076thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,194thMost Secular: 4,150thLargest Retail Industry: 4,345thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,644thLargest Populations: 5,902ndMost Conservative: 6,155thSmartest Citizens: 7,938thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,370thLowest Crime Rates: 9,660thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,059thMost Authoritarian: 11,159thMost Developed: 12,586thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 13,195thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,207thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,851st
Most Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 9th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionMost Extreme: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 15th in the regionRudest Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18th in the region

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