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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 83rd Largest Black Market: 87th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 111th
The Empire of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
If you’re poor, then sod off.
Emperor Stanley V
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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New Nexon

Population12.624 billion

CapitalNexon City
LeaderEmperor Stanley V
FaithMoney

CurrencyNexonan Pound
Animalbangaroo

The Empire of New Nexon is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Stanley V with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 12.624 billion Nexonans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nexon City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 89.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Nexonan economy, worth a remarkable 7,587 trillion Nexonan Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 601,050 Nexonan Pounds, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,599,801 per year while the poor average 88,379, a ratio of 29.4 to 1.

Debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace, disposable antiseptic wipes are considered a social necessity, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks", and mournful opera fans place bouquets of roses at a 3000 capacity parking lot. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Nexon's national animal is the bangaroo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Money.

New Nexon is ranked 20,328th in the world and 1,275th in Lazarus for Most Cultured, scoring 83 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 83rdLargest Black Market: 87thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 111thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 112thHighest Average Incomes: 113thLargest Information Technology Sector: 120thLargest Insurance Industry: 131stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 155thLargest Retail Industry: 175thMost Corrupt Governments: 195thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 248thLargest Mining Sector: 352ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 388thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 512thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 537thMost Avoided: 554thHighest Economic Output: 644thMost Scientifically Advanced: 687thLowest Crime Rates: 718thMost Subsidized Industry: 799thLargest Governments: 1,081stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,171stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,218thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,101stMost Advanced Public Education: 2,147thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,490thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,497thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,881stMost Efficient Economies: 3,061stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,097thRudest Citizens: 3,476thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,389thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 8,982ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,782ndMost Secular: 11,862ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,299thMost Conservative: 12,593rdLargest Gambling Industry: 15,112thMost Extreme: 15,182ndLargest Populations: 15,794thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,239th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 22nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 28th in the regionMost Avoided: 28th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 33rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 33rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 41st in the regionLargest Governments: 47th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 64th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 77th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 113th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 134th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 139th in the regionRudest Citizens: 171st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 181st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 186th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 218th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 474th in the regionMost Conservative: 484th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 487th in the regionLargest Populations: 488th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 526th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 548th in the regionMost Secular: 672nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Nexon's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : New Nexon's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : New Nexon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates and the Top 10% for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in New Nexon, mournful opera fans place bouquets of roses at a 3000 capacity parking lot.
  • : Following new legislation in New Nexon, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks".
  • : Following new legislation in New Nexon, disposable antiseptic wipes are considered a social necessity.
  • : Following new legislation in New Nexon, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Following new legislation in New Nexon, punitive tariffs protect local industry.
  • : New Nexon was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : New Nexon ceased to exist in Iveagh.

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