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Most Valuable International Artwork: 417thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,246thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,941st
The Techno Imperial Empire of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
Motto? Nah
Emperor Solace
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Megistos

Population1.78 billion

CapitalLa Paix
LeaderEmperor Solace
FaithStarlism

CurrencyFrᴇy
AnimalTurtle

The Techno Imperial Empire of Megistos is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Solace with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, vat-grown people, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 1.78 billion Mᴇgistians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of La Paix. The average income tax rate is 70.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mᴇgistia economy, worth 391 trillion Frᴇies 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. 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 219,707 Frᴇies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough, Emperor Solace's speeches are beloved by insomniacs, vegetarianism is compulsory, and park rangers perform full-body searches on suspected fungus smugglers. Crime is totally unknown. Megistos's national animal is the Turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Starlism.

Megistos is ranked 32,125th in the world and 382nd in 10000 Islands for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 1,684.55 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 417thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,246thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,941stRudest Citizens: 2,112thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,589thMost Influential: 3,058thMost Secular: 3,207thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,843rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,903rdHighest Average Incomes: 5,045thSmartest Citizens: 5,547thMost Developed: 6,031stLargest Publishing Industry: 6,828thLargest Black Market: 7,199thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,890thMost Efficient Economies: 8,864thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,991stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,094thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,434thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 12,097thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,617thLargest Governments: 13,021stMost Inclusive: 13,631stLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,287thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,621stMost Rebellious Youth: 17,011thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,346thHighest Disposable Incomes: 19,499thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,735thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,954thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,086thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,783rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,172ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,423rd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 34th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Black Market: 53rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 53rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 56th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 62nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 73rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 74th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 79th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 81st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 104th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 107th in the regionMost Developed: 114th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 173 » Mat She, Pianaville, Terra Royaume, Solsevara, Caldorado, New Non, Solarampa, Palvat, Valentian Elysium, Vivolkha, Medetas, The Republic of Osea, Clialaad, Blogotopia, Nea Komnenia, Northern Nivaria, Rhie, Namakan, Isentran, Creeptopia, Ilfarasia, Drewish, Dustwind, Kachikawawa, Tzo, Old Atlantica, Skamor, Point Comfort Colony, Generic Country Name That Is Available, Galimania, HumanSanity, Makykay, Anollasia, Better Indonesia, Zeganas, Northern African Sahara, Vill Send, West Whale, Stroulia, Mastodonia, Anisopterra, Waitiki, Grimmywelsh, Seranis, Eppur, Maconshinbernititte, Ardelenia, Gewisse, Nanase Army, Canada but with Jazz, and 123 others.Evertopia, Batona, Swag Chief Bubba Estate, Onfande, United States of Island land, Testa, Kagicang, Ultimate Wakanda, Conservative Republic Of Huang, Venmere, The Galactic American Imperium, Holma, City of Saint Nicolas, S Mova Derat, Grug Village, Marxist Germany, Arnesia, Aurorastar, Amabanana, Dovant, ANCAPISTANZA, Ilvanya, Juiulia, Chip Skylark, DetroitSmash, Kalldunn, Greater Puptioneberadon, Gal Cradia, Alaxia, Carthegia, Calrad, Colonel Terrosit, Donnee, Eist, Pogthebravelandia, Prairiesora, Miliarat, Palman, Lower Phlebacite, Elfore, Ludens Sapiens, Mystaaria, Airday, Pallas Athenaie, Pesna, Kyrizstanislav, Kaltovar, Katitania, Iontan, Membatak, Rat Bastard, Sous Aniores, New Terrasol, Slaughter Machine, Son Weslana, Schudentag, Cowkaine, A R V E R N A, Tusenadingia Norgenadingasianglen, The Fortem, Vest Choslayance, The Iron Crown Order, QuazaFire, Ascended Union, The unidet Of life, Silvedania, West Longobardia, Zyrcrestia, ShadowVoltia, Seantonia, Zopciria, The Peninsular, Net-topia, Violent Trees, Aquachromia, Sawhirius, The Snake Brotherhood, Hellenic Exusia, KJU Marshall, Noohlya, North Dredburg, Vragar, The Cheese Puff Islands, Tangora, The African Emirates, Novegia, Creightland, Danyl, Lucciana, Chiseka, Tharalian Union, Voldwinashunst, Nogalacia, Marroc, Riachisland, Slaytania, Asakraka, Geolapo, Crysanthem, Ishkabibber, Brandenbourg-Anhalt, Mauryana, Hawalius, Krystalveil, Girls Who Say Bruh, Lisokyo, Bradmarkers, Grungerock, Serlone, Selu-Ahare, Oppressthemville, Maalemzya, Ner Epiand, The Assembly of Awesomeness, Horacellum, Tausend Seen, Fibbernacky, Tierra de Platanos, Zubrowlitz, Kierekiko, Wischland, Yellowjacket, and The Indian Royalty.

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