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Most Armed: 2,244thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,634thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,726th
The Xeosian District of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Order and liberty
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Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
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Santamar

Population1.357 billion

CapitalProvidencia
LeaderEmperor Alfons
FaithChristianity

CurrencyRoyal
AnimalCondor

The Xeosian District of Santamar is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Alfons with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, free-roaming dinosaurs, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.357 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, with Law & Order, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Providencia. The average income tax rate is 28.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Santamarian economy, worth 227 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 extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 167,649 Royals, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Rumour has it Emperor Alfons needs a calculator to multiply ten by ten, city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of high velocity delivery drones, going on a diet invalidates your passport, and sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls. 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 Christianity.

Santamar is ranked 206,671st in the world and 474th in First World Order for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -8.37 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Armed: 2,244thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,634thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,726thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,141stMost Avoided: 4,083rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,458thLargest Mining Sector: 4,666thMost Influential: 4,816thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,874thLargest Retail Industry: 8,423rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,040thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,821stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,201stHighest Average Incomes: 10,274thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,157thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,277thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,937thLargest Black Market: 14,220thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,235thMost Developed: 16,492ndMost Conservative: 16,670thMost Efficient Economies: 17,231stMost Secular: 17,317thMost Authoritarian: 19,638thLowest Crime Rates: 22,048thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,494th
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Most Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 17th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 19th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionMost Developed: 21st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 23rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 28th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 32nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 34th in the regionMost Secular: 38th in the regionLargest Populations: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 55th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 55th in the region

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