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Largest Insurance Industry: 927th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,108th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,210th
The Grand Empire of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Xolox above all.
Influence
Apprentice
Founder
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Grand Empire of Xolox is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Grand Empress Marilyn Jeane Targaryen with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.029 billion Loxans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Xarax. The average income tax rate is 95.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Loxan economy, worth a remarkable 2,309 trillion Imperial Credits 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 287,642 Imperial Credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,182,987 per year while the poor average 46,111, a ratio of 25.7 to 1.

Janitors and factory workers are often better educated than the bosses they work for, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, and libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Xolox's national animal is the Loxan Bull, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Xolox is ranked 90,010th in the world and 47th in Global Federation for Most Influential, scoring 61 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 927thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,108thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,210thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,342ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,404thHighest Average Incomes: 1,480thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,615thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,661stLargest Governments: 1,736thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,875thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,969thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,232ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,263rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,471stLargest Black Market: 2,708thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,923rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,008thMost Efficient Economies: 3,033rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,204thSmartest Citizens: 3,568thHighest Economic Output: 3,834thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,029thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,629thLargest Retail Industry: 5,775thMost Developed: 5,983rdLargest Mining Sector: 6,590thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,836thFattest Citizens: 7,347thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,370thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,027thTop
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Most Cultured: 9,460thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,673rdMost Secular: 11,190thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13,037thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,437thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,747thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,826th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Xolox, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars.
  • : Following new legislation in Xolox, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.
  • : Following new legislation in Xolox, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Xolox, janitors and factory workers are often better educated than the bosses they work for.
  • : Xolox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Xolox, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets.
  • : Following new legislation in Xolox, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Xolox, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.
  • : Following new legislation in Xolox, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging.
  • : Following new legislation in Xolox, the population's jaw muscles put sharks to shame.

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