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Most Valuable International Artwork: 86thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,133rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,472nd
The Elected Monarchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Get out there and re-elect me!!!
The Monarch Elect
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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World Trade

Population4.84 billion

CapitalNew Elizabeth
LeaderThe Monarch Elect

Animalwild Prince Charles

The Elected Monarchy of World Trade is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Monarch Elect with an even hand, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 4.84 billion Brussians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Elizabeth. The average income tax rate is 91.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient World Tradean economy, worth a remarkable 1,284 trillion Crypto-pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 265,313 Crypto-pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside, convicted felons are forced into slavery for their crimes, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. World Trade's national animal is the wild Prince Charles, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is atheism.

World Trade is ranked 215,255th in the world and 259th in Thaecia for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -296.83 on the Hayek Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 86thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,133rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,472ndTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,289thMost Efficient Economies: 2,412thRudest Citizens: 2,493rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,517thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,702ndLargest Insurance Industry: 2,846thHighest Average Incomes: 2,851stMost Developed: 3,008thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,034thSmartest Citizens: 3,468thMost Influential: 3,507thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,538thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,620thLargest Mining Sector: 3,872ndLargest Black Market: 4,038thLargest Governments: 4,764thMost Avoided: 4,879thMost Secular: 5,259thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,488thLargest Retail Industry: 5,763rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,190thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,536thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,479thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,035thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,151stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,549thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,021stTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,193rdHighest Economic Output: 13,018thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,908thHealthiest Citizens: 14,539thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,984th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Secular: 12th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 13th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 15th in the regionMost Average: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 21st in the regionMost Influential: 25th in the region

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