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Most Influential: 561stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 814thHighest Poor Incomes: 903rd
The Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Work, honor, order.
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Uprus

Population12.649 billion

CapitalXandar
LeaderAnubis
FaithLords of Kobol

CurrencyCredit
AnimalBald Eagle

The Republic of Uprus is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Anubis with an iron fist, and notable for its vat-grown people, parental licensing program, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 12.649 billion Uprusians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Xandar. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Uprusian economy, worth a remarkable 3,672 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 290,346 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Little kids often wonder why strange grown-ups are following them around the soft play areas, the government is denying reports that criminals injected with experimental drugs have turned into monstrous supervillains, the poor are forced into bankruptcy by their energy bills, and professionals are ready to retire by the time they receive permission to use their credentials. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Uprus's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Lords of Kobol.

Uprus is ranked 72,256th in the world and 246th in 10000 Islands for Most Extreme, scoring 23.2 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Influential: 561stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 814thHighest Poor Incomes: 903rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,041stLargest Black Market: 1,075thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,107thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,233rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,282ndLongest Average Lifespans: 1,301stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,338thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,592ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,615thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,698thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,721stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,751stLargest Governments: 1,811thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,990thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,051stMost Beautiful Environments: 2,106thBest Weather: 2,200thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,236thHealthiest Citizens: 2,250thHighest Average Incomes: 2,293rdTop
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Most Developed: 2,954thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,969thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,333rdHighest Economic Output: 3,468thMost Efficient Economies: 3,500thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,652ndMost Secular: 4,282ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,892ndSmartest Citizens: 5,301stLargest Publishing Industry: 8,708thMost Cultured: 12,075thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 14,468thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,476thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,739thMost Stationary: 16,729thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,632ndLargest Populations: 22,264th
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Largest Black Market: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 20th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 24th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 28th in the regionLargest Governments: 29th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 37th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 42nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 42nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 45th in the regionBest Weather: 47th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 53rd in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 56th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 60th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 61st in the regionMost Influential: 63rd in the regionMost Developed: 64th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 75th in the regionMost Secular: 83rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 94th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 98th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 100th in the region

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