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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,468thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,063rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,356th
The Crown Kingdoms of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Salute to Her Majesty the Empress
Founder / Empress of Recon
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The Recon Empire

Population16.615 billion

LeaderHM Empress Joan

CurrencyRecon Dollar

The Crown Kingdoms of The Recon Empire is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by HM Empress Joan with an iron fist, and remarkable for its avant-garde cinema, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 16.615 billion Reconians 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dion. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Reconian economy, worth a remarkable 3,149 trillion Recon Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 189,586 Recon Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 562,870 per year while the poor average 50,095, a ratio of 11.2 to 1.

National chefs believe that you can eat anything so long as you deep fry it first, the family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year, edutainment video games are taking The Recon Empire's students to the next level, and people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Recon Empire's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Dianity.

The Recon Empire is ranked 35,521st in the world and 7th in The Crown Federation of Recon for Highest Poor Incomes, with 50,095.31 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,468thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,063rdTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,356thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,026thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,115thMost Secular: 3,388thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,624thFattest Citizens: 3,931stHighest Economic Output: 3,992ndLargest Mining Sector: 4,549thLargest Black Market: 4,676thMost Avoided: 4,684thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,850thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,023rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,194thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,718thHighest Average Incomes: 7,307thMost Influential: 7,399thMost Efficient Economies: 9,193rdLargest Retail Industry: 9,736thLargest Populations: 10,643rdTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 11,854thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,239thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,827thMost Cultured: 17,216thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,577thSmartest Citizens: 17,931stMost Subsidized Industry: 19,127thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,702ndMost Developed: 19,960thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21,685th

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