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Most Efficient Economies: 16th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 340th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 577th
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Urcea

Population27.383 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 public floggings, sprawling nuclear power plants, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 27.383 billion Urceans 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized 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 3.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Urcean economy, worth a remarkable 7,758 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. Average income is an amazing 283,327 Imperial Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 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 4,443rd in the world and 3rd in Greater Ixnay for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 546.54 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 16thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 340thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 577thHighest Economic Output: 616thMost Devout: 679thHighest Disposable Incomes: 817thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 990thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,227thLargest Mining Sector: 1,662ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,663rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,681stFattest Citizens: 1,687thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 1,984thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,167thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,187thLargest Populations: 2,381stMost Avoided: 2,467thSafest: 2,638thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,661stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,193rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,225thLowest Crime Rates: 3,879thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,254thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,357thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,443rdLargest Gambling Industry: 5,291stLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,391stMost Stationary: 5,624thLargest Governments: 6,508thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,934thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,052ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,309thMost Influential: 7,419thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 10,947thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,563rdLargest Black Market: 11,661stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,740thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,538thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16,336th
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the region

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