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Largest Black Market: 894thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 930thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,143rd
The Bluebonnet State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
One who may have nothing can still have faith
Emperor Gaius II
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The United Vex Imperium

Population9.851 billion

CapitalRochemar
LeaderEmperor Gaius II
FaithVishkism

CurrencyTalen
AnimalBear

The Bluebonnet State of The United Vex Imperium is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Gaius II with an even hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, sprawling nuclear power plants, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 9.851 billion Vex have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rochemar. The average income tax rate is 92.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vexian economy, worth a remarkable 2,940 trillion Talens a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 298,447 Talens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dubiously qualified East Lebatuckese doctors prescribe ice baths as a treatment for pneumonia, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls, and the government has stated an intention to min-max its stats for 'teh pwnage'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The United Vex Imperium's national animal is the Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Vishkism.

The United Vex Imperium is ranked 17,393rd in the world and 17th in The League for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 15.76 Bank.

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Largest Black Market: 894thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 930thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,143rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,412thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,462ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,792ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,064thHighest Average Incomes: 2,123rdRudest Citizens: 2,258thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,928thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,533rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,296thHighest Economic Output: 4,967thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,112thLargest Mining Sector: 5,135thLargest Governments: 5,200thMost Developed: 5,976thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,485thMost Efficient Economies: 6,510thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,733rdSmartest Citizens: 6,864thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,215thMost Secular: 7,599thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,611thMost Inclusive: 8,617thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,817thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,701stLowest Crime Rates: 9,837thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,505thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,905thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 15,191stMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,393rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,864thHealthiest Citizens: 20,746thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,622nd
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the region

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