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Most Influential: 259th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 343rd Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,113th
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Twilight Imperium

Population12.981 billion

LeaderCharles Densem


The Dominion of Twilight Imperium is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Charles Densem with an iron fist, and remarkable for its smutty television, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 12.981 billion Twilight Imperiumians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hyperion. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Twilight Imperiumian economy, worth a remarkable 1,722 trillion cronuses a year, is highly specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 132,661 cronuses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.

Billions are being spent on a new island airport, Charles Densem's mistress is the belle at many state balls, Hyperion is a police state during international summits, and the navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Twilight Imperium's national animal is the firefly, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is theism.

Twilight Imperium is ranked 17,035th in the world and 190th in Europeia for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 98.17 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Influential: 259thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 343rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,113thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,339thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,447thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,343rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,503rdSafest: 2,733rdLowest Crime Rates: 2,850thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,884thLargest Governments: 3,371stMost Stationary: 3,417thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,690thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,041stMost Corrupt Governments: 5,167thMost Developed: 5,222ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,506thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,648thMost Cultured: 5,721stMost Beautiful Environments: 6,242ndHighest Economic Output: 7,207thSmartest Citizens: 8,253rdTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 9,465thHealthiest Citizens: 9,604thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,363rdLargest Populations: 13,200thMost Efficient Economies: 17,035thHighest Average Incomes: 17,161st
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 15th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 29th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 33rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 35th in the regionMost Influential: 38th in the regionSafest: 40th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 41st in the regionLargest Governments: 43rd in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 59th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 60th in the regionLargest Populations: 64th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 77th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 81st in the regionMost Developed: 81st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 91st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 92nd in the regionMost Cultured: 93rd in the region

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