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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 54th Most Influential: 148th Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,162nd
The United Commonwealth of
Corporate Bordello
Dominion, Autonomy & Association
Regional Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The United Commonwealth of The Rossinite Empire is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by King Ross I with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, infamous sell-swords, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 5.116 billion Rossinites are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Industry, although Education, Defense, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nova Albion. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Rossinite economy, worth a remarkable 1,335 trillion United Commonwealth Pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 261,038 United Commonwealth Pounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 830,277 per year while the poor average 62,481, a ratio of 13.3 to 1.

Members of majority races are forced out of their homes to make way for Bigtopians, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens, it turns out that money can buy you happiness, and King Ross I's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars. Crime is totally unknown. The Rossinite Empire's national animal is the Kingfisher, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Church of the Rossinites.

The Rossinite Empire is ranked 1,962nd in the world and 70th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 261.04 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 54thMost Influential: 148thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,162ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,324thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,622ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,686thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,828thHighest Average Incomes: 1,892ndRudest Citizens: 1,904thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,962ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,969thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,053rdMost Avoided: 2,061stMost Subsidized Industry: 2,072ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,417thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,522ndMost Armed: 3,115thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,458thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,621stSmartest Citizens: 4,006thMost Cultured: 4,307thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,456thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,483rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,996thMost Efficient Economies: 4,998thLargest Mining Sector: 6,367thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,595thHighest Economic Output: 7,413thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,509thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,946thTop
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Most Inclusive: 9,522ndLargest Gambling Industry: 10,707thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,230thFattest Citizens: 11,375thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,907thMost Stationary: 13,276thLargest Governments: 14,605th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionMost Influential: 41st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 48th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 49th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 51st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 58th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 59th in the regionMost Avoided: 65th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 70th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 87th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 88th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 89th in the regionRudest Citizens: 89th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 94th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 94th in the regionMost Armed: 111th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 128th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 136th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 140th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 148th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 167th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 172nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 186th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 189th in the regionMost Cultured: 197th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 253rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 275th in the regionMost Stationary: 324th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 376th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 393rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 405th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 426th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 433rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 440th in the regionLargest Populations: 530th in the regionMost Inclusive: 561st in the regionLargest Governments: 597th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 630th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 631st in the regionNudest: 771st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 799th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Rossinite Empire was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Nakyr.
  • : The Rossinite Empire voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Trade of Endangered Organisms ".
  • : Following new legislation in The Rossinite Empire, King Ross I's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars.
  • : Following new legislation in The Rossinite Empire, it turns out that money can buy you happiness.
  • : Following new legislation in The Rossinite Empire, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens.
  • : The Rossinite Empire changed its national currency to "United Commonwealth Pound".
  • : The Rossinite Empire changed its national currency to "Commonwealth Pound".
  • : Following new legislation in The Rossinite Empire, members of majority races are forced out of their homes to make way for Bigtopians.
  • : Following new legislation in The Rossinite Empire, 9 out of 10 consumers think that vitamins can cure cancer.
  • : Following new legislation in The Rossinite Empire, workers tend to schedule naps during all-hands meetings.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 415 » Malvad, HMS Unicorn, Selfgradatude, Novare Res, Tercerwereld, Syrixia, Sadakoyama, New Sekai, New Trisone, Francovania, Free Thinkers and Rabble-rousers, Former English Colony, Arrivederci, Unimaginable Doom, Druadach, Republic of Destiny, Chinstralia, Zeroxis, Renetopia, Virdalonja, Bothia, Chadwin, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Chris Hallett, The Teddy, Nationalist Peoples Party, Boggovia, Kingdom of Space, Tokaryk, Venezuelia, Karazan, Necromonia, The Bureaucratic Territories, Calamazo, Run Mayst Republic, Isimud, BrightFutures, Elevation, Arquan, Yukti, Q w e r t y, The Army Republic of Prussia, South Isles, Apetopia, Notyoutopia, New Lakemba, Tianqing, NewNerman, Magna Romaniae, Parisatlover, and 365 others.Saint Tomaston, KingT, Daedric Stellar Empire, Chukstik Illahi, Lemonbiscuits, Lyncis, Swagtopia, Kubrostavsria, ShortBusCrashed, Felpolandia, The Galactic Triumvirate, Mk Steele, RoosterTeeth, Cozy Beds, Finsternia, Girmandy, Massarie, Republic of Dixie, Fresh Carthage, The Efteling, The Lancerian Empire, The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, Anarchy Sites, Commonwealth of Transcaspia, Kanlidia, Wooleystan, Thneedtown, Nagyongyoztunk, Ceretis, Amerian States, Yurc, Plumas, Lagondia, Freedom-Free, Lionia, Sovereign Canada, Guslantis, Foraldn, Surrus, The Sustainable Development Community, United Brunstovia, Sunto, Newstro, 48 Momoiro Musumes, Thyrrvania, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Frances Francis the First of France, The Magic of Disney, Alepheus, Corfad, Celreostia, Esplandia, Ardoki, The Howling Claw Monkeys, Kujira, The Isle of Grossmania, Beastos, Ziko, Wineclaw, Yaorozu, Kelvaros Prime, Bharathvarsh, Pasargad, Highton Islands, Buten, Palisede, New Ganjastan, Manticore utopia, Hannepandia, DabsForDays, Meritdom, Xentherida, Elspeth and Samina, Owenheim, Yeraennus, Zyvetskistaahn, Soverenia, Nova Constellation, French Bananastan, Vegetarian States, GeorgeTheMiner, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Revolutionary 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