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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,444thMost Influential: 2,628thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,688th
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High Imperia

Population743 million

CapitalLower Imperia

CurrencyImperial Credit

The Empire of High Imperia is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 743 million Imperials are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lower Imperia. The average income tax rate is 84.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Imperial economy, worth 68.4 trillion Imperial Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 91,996 Imperial Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts, and the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. High Imperia's national animal is the Bee, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

High Imperia is ranked 132,026th in the world and 6,655th in The North Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 310.97 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,444thTop
Most Influential: 2,628thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,688thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,885thMost Pacifist: 5,183rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,237thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,775thSafest: 8,019thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,646thNicest Citizens: 8,791stMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,281stMost Inclusive: 10,343rdTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 10,879thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,676thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,321stLowest Crime Rates: 15,236thMost Secular: 16,157thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,407thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,766thLargest Governments: 17,828thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,845thHealthiest Citizens: 17,996thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,810th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 138th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 169th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 281st in the regionMost Pacifist: 283rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 358th in the regionSafest: 424th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 428th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 441st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 481st in the regionNicest Citizens: 483rd in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 588th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 637th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 744th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 754th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 763rd in the regionMost Influential: 794th in the regionMost Secular: 848th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 849th in the regionLargest Governments: 851st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 852nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 896th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 911th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 990th in the region

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