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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 24thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 132ndHighest Economic Output: 295th
The Eternal Republic of
Right-wing Utopia
By Peace Plenty, by Parliament Peace
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Xirnium

Population32.017 billion

CapitalNärväryn the Beautiful
Leaderthe High Court of Parliament
Faitha chthonic goddess religion

Currencyflorin
Animalcommon barn owl

The Eternal Republic of Xirnium is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the High Court of Parliament with an even hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 32.017 billion Xirniumites are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Närväryn the Beautiful. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Xirniumite economy, worth an astonishing 11,663 trillion florins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 364,297 florins, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,412,044 per year while the poor average 3,279, a ratio of 1,040 to 1.

Young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield, the national security service are a bunch of crooks, nobody ever seems to enter or leave the armour-plated flying castle that serves as the seat of government, and appliance stores are finding spy cameras embedded in their unboxed merchandise. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Xirnium's national animal is the common barn owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is a chthonic goddess religion.

Xirnium is ranked 211,122nd in the world and 27th in The Forgotten Lands for Highest Poor Incomes, with 3,279.24 Standard Monetary Units.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 24thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 132ndHighest Economic Output: 295thLargest Publishing Industry: 306thHighest Disposable Incomes: 364thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 458thLargest Insurance Industry: 513thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 538thSmartest Citizens: 805thMost Armed: 834thMost Secular: 861stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,003rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,010thHighest Average Incomes: 1,065thRudest Citizens: 1,096thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,113thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,129thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,257thLargest Retail Industry: 1,345thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,642ndLargest Populations: 1,683rdFattest Citizens: 1,762ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,803rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,838thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,037thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,180thTop
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Most Avoided: 3,462ndLargest Mining Sector: 3,506thLargest Governments: 4,065thMost Cultured: 4,191stLargest Gambling Industry: 5,335thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,714thLargest Black Market: 8,863rdTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 12,967thMost Efficient Economies: 14,465thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,071st
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the region

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