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Most Valuable International Artwork: 947thMost Influential: 14,246thMost Stationary: 15,509th
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USS Monitor

Population12.592 billion

LeaderLt John L Worden

Animalpowder monkey

The Shipwreck of USS Monitor is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Lt John L Worden with an even hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, frequent executions, and complete lack of public education. The compassionate, devout population of 12.592 billion crewmen have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order is also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid are ignored. The average income tax rate is 6.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Monitorian economy, worth 577 trillion dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Trout Farming. Average income is 45,873 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

The weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme, the government prefers to kill off its enemies by peaceful means, heavily subsidised Monitorian baskets litter the streets of North Carolina, and anyone who sneezes at border crossings is turned away. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low. USS Monitor's national animal is the powder monkey.

USS Monitor is ranked 57,444th in the world and 6th in North Carolina for Best Weather, with 112 Meters Of Sunlight.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 947thTop
Most Influential: 14,246thMost Stationary: 15,509thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,860thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,454thMost Average: 21,955thLargest Populations: 22,501st
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
Most Average: 2nd in the region

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