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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 322ndHighest Economic Output: 686thMost Devout: 757th
The Apostolic Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State
Ad majorem Dei gloriam
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Urcea

Population30.573 billion

CapitalUrceopolis
LeaderKing Riordan VIII
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyImperial Dollar
AnimalYellow Labrador

The Apostolic Kingdom of Urcea is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by King Riordan VIII with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, free-roaming dinosaurs, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 30.573 billion Urceans 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Spirituality, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urceopolis. The average income tax rate is 5.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Urcean economy, worth a remarkable 8,530 trillion Imperial Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 279,016 Imperial Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Urcean Liberator", and spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Urcea's national animal is the Yellow Labrador, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Urcea is ranked 243,173rd in the world and 33rd in Greater Ixnay for Most Beautiful Environments, with 2.73 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 322ndHighest Economic Output: 686thMost Devout: 757thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 781stHighest Disposable Incomes: 884thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 908thMost Efficient Economies: 1,001stLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,561stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,626thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,842ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,857thFattest Citizens: 1,932ndLargest Populations: 2,272ndLargest Mining Sector: 2,324thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,410thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,462ndSafest: 2,518thMost Armed: 2,562ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,575thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,427thMost Avoided: 3,928thLowest Crime Rates: 3,932ndMost Corrupt Governments: 4,627thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,804thMost Stationary: 4,972ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,447thLargest Governments: 7,039thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,921stLargest Gambling Industry: 8,110thMost Influential: 9,214thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,283rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,713thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,922ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,329thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 12,808thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,048thMost Cultured: 16,424thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,966thLargest Retail Industry: 18,317thLargest Black Market: 20,231st
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the region

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