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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 62nd Most Influential: 167th Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,209th
The United Commonwealth of
Corporate Bordello
Dominion, Autonomy & Association
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, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Ross I with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, vat-grown people, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 5.425 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, with Education, Defense, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nova Albion. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Rossinite economy, worth a remarkable 1,412 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 260,335 United Commonwealth Pounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 749,632 per year while the poor average 71,811, a ratio of 10.4 to 1.

Former customs officers are adjusting to their new lives as market stall traders, customers who are not the epitome of politeness always find themselves at the back of the queue, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government, and Rossinites refer to transgender people with insults instead of pronouns. 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 3,371st in the world and 96th in The North Pacific for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring 26,979.97 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 62ndMost Influential: 167thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,209thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,338thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,642ndRudest Citizens: 1,734thLargest Retail Industry: 1,824thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,852ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,888thHighest Average Incomes: 1,954thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,007thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,038thMost Avoided: 2,067thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,069thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,448thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,784thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,283rdMost Armed: 3,368thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,371stSmartest Citizens: 4,118thMost Cultured: 4,147thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,506thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,523rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,916thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,516thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,070thLargest Mining Sector: 6,394thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,980thHighest Economic Output: 7,033rdTop
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Fattest Citizens: 7,773rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,178thMost Inclusive: 9,278thMost Pro-Market: 10,175thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,566thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,231stLargest Gambling Industry: 12,604thMost Stationary: 12,684thLargest Governments: 13,503rd
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 37th in the regionMost Influential: 45th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 51st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 53rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 54th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 59th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 65th in the regionMost Avoided: 65th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 67th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 74th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 77th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 83rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 86th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 96th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 96th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 97th in the regionMost Armed: 103rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 119th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 124th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 138th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 152nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 158th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 176th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 181st in the regionMost Cultured: 187th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 198th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 254th in the regionFattest Citizens: 268th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 291st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 299th in the regionMost Stationary: 308th in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 390th in the regionLargest Black Market: 396th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 398th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 402nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 469th in the regionLargest Populations: 515th in the regionLargest Governments: 544th in the regionMost Inclusive: 546th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 601st in the regionMost Politically Free: 656th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 698th in the regionNudest: 702nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 746th in the region

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