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Most Devout: 2,018thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,027thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,278th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
General Greivous, you’re shorter than I expected
Anakin Skywalker
Influence
Instigator
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Viridus

Population7.602 billion

CapitalVittoria
LeaderAnakin Skywalker
FaithLutheranism

CurrencyViridia Mark
AnimalCat

The Holy Empire of Viridus is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Anakin Skywalker with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, zero percent divorce rate, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.602 billion Viridians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vittoria. The average income tax rate is 65.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Viridian economy, worth a remarkable 1,426 trillion Viridia Marks a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 187,636 Viridia Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

The tenet of free speech is held dear, the slowest students feel vaguely targeted by their Mendelian Inheritance coursework, chess defeat has made Anakin Skywalker the laughingstock of dictators and grandmasters alike, and sex education has become an intricate maze of stick figures and complex metaphors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Viridus's national animal is the Cat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Lutheranism.

Viridus is ranked 193,620th in the world and 70th in Republic of Conservative Nations for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -36.81 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Devout: 2,018thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,027thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,278thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,412thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,485thMost Avoided: 2,584thLargest Retail Industry: 2,606thLargest Black Market: 2,897thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,732ndLargest Mining Sector: 3,808thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,742ndRudest Citizens: 5,076thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,350thHighest Average Incomes: 7,475thMost Efficient Economies: 8,470thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,681stMost Influential: 10,407thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,697thLowest Crime Rates: 10,728thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,777thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 11,530thLargest Governments: 13,694thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,058thMost Developed: 16,179thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,558thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,716thHighest Disposable Incomes: 19,147thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,927thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,282ndMost Cultured: 20,503rdLargest Insurance Industry: 20,695thHealthiest Citizens: 21,908th
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the region

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