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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,240thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,670thBest Weather: 1,686th
The Imperial Armored Fortress of
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Population27.9 billion

CapitalDominus Bolt
LeaderHigh General Zealot
FaithThe Imperial Cult

Animalpalatine eagle

The Imperial Armored Fortress of Firefights is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by High General Zealot with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, compulsory military service, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 27.9 billion Imperials hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, outspoken government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Healthcare, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dominus Bolt. The average income tax rate is 97.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Imperial economy, worth a remarkable 5,054 trillion thrones a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 181,177 thrones, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Firefights, political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm, military spending is on the increase, and fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Firefights's national animal is the palatine eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Imperial Cult.

Firefights is ranked 2,604th in the world and 20th in Canada for Most Influential, scoring 44,809 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,240thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,670thBest Weather: 1,686thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,691stHighest Economic Output: 2,546thMost Influential: 2,604thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,649thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,677thTop
Safest: 2,877thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,995thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,281stHealthiest Citizens: 3,404thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,815thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,839thMost Developed: 3,897thLargest Governments: 3,950thLargest Populations: 3,976thLowest Crime Rates: 4,324thMost Cultured: 4,346thMost Stationary: 4,606thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,711thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,141stMost Devout: 5,739thSmartest Citizens: 5,798thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,824thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,210thHighest Food Quality: 6,638thNicest Citizens: 8,692ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,247thHighest Average Incomes: 9,806thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,917thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,026thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,370thMost Efficient Economies: 12,284thTop
Most Patriotic: 14,528thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,413thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,864thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,058thMost Inclusive: 23,830thMost Subsidized Industry: 24,226thMost Compassionate Citizens: 25,151st
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionMost Patriotic: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionMost Stationary: 15th in the regionSafest: 15th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionMost Cultured: 16th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the region

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