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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9,906thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,845thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,217th
The SPU Member State of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
We are all ideologies, but none at the same time
Emperor Arthur IV
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Greater Saint-Paul

Population3.124 billion

CapitalSaint Paul
LeaderEmperor Arthur IV

CurrencyReal Mark

The SPU Member State of Greater Saint-Paul is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Arthur IV with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.124 billion Paulistians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Paul. The average income tax rate is 60.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Paulistian economy, worth 298 trillion Real Marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Average income is 95,398 Real Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Acupuncture is routinely prescribed for intravenous drug addicts, disposable antiseptic wipes are considered a social necessity, billions of Real Marks are being blown on orbital weapons development, and frustrated women are overjoyed at the provision of communal washing machines. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Greater Saint-Paul's national animal is the Cockatiel, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Greater Saint-Paul is ranked 61,286th in the world and 2,936th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 24.34 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9,906thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,845thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,217thLargest Mining Sector: 16,253rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,097thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,262ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 19,123rd
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 354th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 469th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 510th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 650th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 715th in the regionMost Stationary: 889th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 919th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 922nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 922nd in the region

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