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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,290thLowest Crime Rates: 3,377thMost Influential: 3,467th
The Commonwealth of
Father Knows Best State
Our Own Blood, Bullets, and Bandages!
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Union Princes

Population7.633 billion

CapitalKrieg
FaithAtheism

CurrencyUnion Dollar Coin
AnimalBald Eagle

The Commonwealth of Union Princes is a colossal, efficient nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 7.633 billion Unionists 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Krieg. The average income tax rate is 95.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Unionist economy, worth 891 trillion Union Dollar Coins a year, is highly specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 116,782 Union Dollar Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals, the number of judges has tripled in recent months, shaken martini sales have soared in nations surrounding Union Princes, and prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Union Princes's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Union Princes is ranked 214,567th in the world and 182nd in New Western Empire for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.41 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,290thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 3,377thMost Influential: 3,467thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,876thSafest: 4,518thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,581stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,804thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,301stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,570thHealthiest Citizens: 6,118thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,201stMost Developed: 6,370thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,557thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,839thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,966thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,873rdBest Weather: 7,914thLargest Governments: 8,584thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,157thMost Secular: 10,958thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,626thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 12,300thSmartest Citizens: 12,590thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,089thMost Cultured: 16,067thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,448thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,155thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,828thHighest Economic Output: 21,051stMost Efficient Economies: 22,128thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,316th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 6th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8th in the regionSafest: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 19th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the region

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