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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 598thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 618thLargest Information Technology Sector: 621st
The Imperium of the West of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
The old world order has fallen and a new one has come.
Emperor Edward X Windsor
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Franco-British-American Empire

Population2.186 billion

CapitalNew Sheffield
LeaderEmperor Edward X Windsor
FaithAnglican Protestantism

CurrencyFranco-British-American Dollar
AnimalEagle-Lion

The Imperium of the West of Franco-British-American Empire is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Edward X Windsor with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, smutty television, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.186 billion Franco-British-Americans 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, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Sheffield. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 92.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Franco-British-American economy, worth 737 trillion Franco-British-American Dollars 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, 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 337,165 Franco-British-American Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,091,435 per year while the poor average 78,653, a ratio of 13.9 to 1.

Trespassers entering Emperor Edward X Windsor's office are immediately vaporized, pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi, mandatory updates on software drivers often bring life to a halt, and GP clinics are inundated by patients requesting prescriptions for alcohol. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Franco-British-American Empire's national animal is the Eagle-Lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Anglican Protestantism.

Franco-British-American Empire is ranked 18,737th in the world and 31st in Institute of Cellulose for Most Developed, scoring 83.92 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 598thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 618thLargest Information Technology Sector: 621stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 860thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,030thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,234thMost Armed: 1,455thHighest Average Incomes: 1,459thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,662ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,754thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,815thMost Avoided: 2,162ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,306thMost Secular: 2,342ndTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,561stLargest Black Market: 2,671stLargest Mining Sector: 2,949thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,283rdLargest Governments: 4,634thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,608thSmartest Citizens: 6,452ndRudest Citizens: 6,716thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,792ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,565thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,718thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,894thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,197thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,379thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,572ndLowest Crime Rates: 17,238thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,696thMost Developed: 18,737thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,661st
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17th in the region

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