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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,521stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,538thMost Armed: 1,656th
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Order and Liberty
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
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Santamar

Population2.513 billion

CapitalFortaleza
LeaderEmperor Jose
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyRoyal
AnimalCondor

The Kingdom of Santamar is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Jose with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, infamous sell-swords, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.513 billion Santamarians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Environment and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fortaleza. The average income tax rate is 51.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Santamarian economy, worth 557 trillion Royals a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 221,823 Royals, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Rabbits are known to spontaneously explode without warning, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors, promising seven years of bad luck leads to seven years of community service, and cleaners are very careful not to bump into the big red button on Emperor Jose's desk. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Santamar's national animal is the Condor, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Santamar is ranked 243,033rd in the world and 126th in First World Order for Most Beautiful Environments, with 2.96 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,521stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,538thMost Armed: 1,656thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,782ndTop
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Most Avoided: 2,583rdLargest Mining Sector: 3,346thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,739thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,819thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,542ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,906thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,161stHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,380thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,396thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,829thLargest Retail Industry: 7,051stMost Secular: 7,486thMost Efficient Economies: 7,510thLargest Black Market: 8,046thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,533rdMost Developed: 10,805thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,466thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,662ndTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,409thLowest Crime Rates: 12,571stLargest Governments: 12,970thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,979thSmartest Citizens: 15,039thMost Conservative: 16,857thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,942ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20,950thLongest Average Lifespans: 23,530thRudest Citizens: 24,003rd
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Largest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the region

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