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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 10,704th Fattest Citizens: 10,756th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,635th
The Empire of
Capitalist Paradise
The Crown And Whales Provide
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Some

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The Twelve Isles

Population5.553 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 pith helmet sales, complete lack of prisons, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 5.553 billion Islishes 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, with Education, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, 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 11.5%.

The very strong Twelve Islesian economy, worth 385 trillion Penets a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Soda Sales, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 69,337 Penets, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 210,166 per year while the poor average 17,790, a ratio of 11.8 to 1.

Large areas of The Twelve Isles are not accessible by the public, penurious citizens die from easily remedied ailments because they aren't 'taking enough initiative', a newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Twelve Islesian as 'your finger, you fool', and Empress Bella Cartwine is too busy listening to praise to get any work done. 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 144,504th in the world and 16th in Federation of Allies for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring zero on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 10,704thFattest Citizens: 10,756thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,635thMost Avoided: 13,926thHighest Crime Rates: 15,464th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the region

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