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Largest Information Technology Sector: 362ndMost Patriotic: 690thMost Scientifically Advanced: 849th
The Imperial Grace of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Beauty is the universe, and it is our gift.
Influence
Duckspeaker
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Untecna

Population4.758 billion

CapitalIyo Lixes
LeaderYano Windvaren
FaithFare'ea Lok

CurrencyZarian
AnimalSkeik

The Imperial Grace of Untecna is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Yano Windvaren with an iron fist, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, unlimited-speed roads, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.758 billion Untecnans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Administration, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Iyo Lixes. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 87.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Untecnan economy, worth a remarkable 1,626 trillion Zarians 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 Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, 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 341,848 Zarians, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,020,967 per year while the poor average 89,572, a ratio of 11.4 to 1.

Theft is considered to be okay if the crime happened a long time ago, sports fans complain that cricket tests now last an unbearable ten days, the nation's most popular sport is sabotaging foreigners' hopes and dreams, and new pilots are regularly reminded that they are more expendable than their planes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Untecna's national animal is the Skeik, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Fare'ea Lok.

Untecna is ranked 72,148th in the world and 49th in Institute of Cellulose for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 3,157.4 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 362ndMost Patriotic: 690thMost Scientifically Advanced: 849thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 910thMost Secular: 1,056thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,247thHighest Average Incomes: 1,601stMost Armed: 1,672ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,880thLargest Black Market: 2,123rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,151stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,154thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,517thLargest Mining Sector: 2,711thTop
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Most Developed: 3,424thSmartest Citizens: 3,942ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,996thHealthiest Citizens: 4,131stMost Efficient Economies: 4,148thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,402ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,856thLargest Governments: 5,946thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,969thLowest Crime Rates: 6,227thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,579thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,817thMost Inclusive: 7,562ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,590thHighest Food Quality: 9,715thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,014thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,542ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,814thMost Influential: 11,567thLargest Retail Industry: 12,273rdHighest Economic Output: 12,520thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 15,781stMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,864thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,679thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20,497thMost Authoritarian: 21,246thMost Cultured: 23,803rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionMost Patriotic: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the region

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