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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 9,514thFattest Citizens: 10,649thMost Avoided: 17,172nd
The Empire of
Capitalist Paradise
The Crown And Whales Provide
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Some

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The Twelve Isles

Population7.779 billion

CapitalTownhill
LeaderEmpress Bella Cartwine

CurrencyPenet
AnimalLeviathan Whale

The Empire of The Twelve Isles is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Empress Bella Cartwine with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, complete lack of prisons, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 7.779 billion Imperials are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Townhill. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 10.6%.

The very strong Twelve Islesian economy, worth 564 trillion Penets a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 72,551 Penets, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 220,121 per year while the poor average 18,588, a ratio of 11.8 to 1.

The new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?", more and more people are signing up for the government party, people who have had childhood imaginary friends are told they can't ever be trusted with guns, and diplomats are always trying to convince other nations to adopt l33t speak. Crime is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Twelve Isles's national animal is the Leviathan Whale, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

The Twelve Isles is ranked 44,559th in the world and 4th in Federation of Allies for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 99 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 9,514thFattest Citizens: 10,649thTop
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Most Avoided: 17,172ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 19,695th
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the region

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