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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,189thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,075thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,364th
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Venico

Population7.017 billion

CapitalRomule
LeaderVenico
FaithWorship of Malrock

CurrencyGP
AnimalElk

The Plaid Dad of Venico is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Venico with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.017 billion Romulans are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Industry, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Romule. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Romulan economy, worth 933 trillion GPS a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 133,043 GPS, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,011,432 per year while the poor average 4,853, a ratio of 208 to 1.

Hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework, on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones, and cubicles often double as graves as citizens literally work themselves to death. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Venico's national animal is the Elk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Worship of Malrock.

Venico is ranked 255,364th in the world and 187th in The Brotherhood of Malice for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.47 bananas ingested per day.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,189thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,075thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,364thFattest Citizens: 3,433rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,896thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,984thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,271stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,833rdMost Avoided: 6,135thLargest Retail Industry: 7,812thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,134thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,713thMost Armed: 11,905thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 14,344thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,150thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,174thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,242ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,500thMost Devout: 19,828thHighest Average Incomes: 20,527thHighest Economic Output: 23,228thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,773rdMost Patriotic: 24,341stHighest Crime Rates: 25,367th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Avoided: 12th in the regionMost Armed: 12th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 17th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 17th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 18th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionNudest: 19th in the regionMost Devout: 19th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the region

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