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Sigma Octavus

Population36.232 billion

LeaderThe Archon

AnimalSand Diver

The Great Desert of Sigma Octavus is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by The Archon with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 36.232 billion Sigmans 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thresh. The income tax rate is 100%.

The all-consuming Sigman economy, worth an astonishing 15,823 trillion Sigs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 436,736 Sigs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Father-son fishing trips have been banned, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech, and jail house rock has been replaced with jail house golden oldies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sigma Octavus's national animal is the Sand Diver, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is nonexistent.

Sigma Octavus is ranked 828th in the world and 1st in The Vast for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, scoring 13,597.77 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.

Safest: 9thLowest Crime Rates: 20thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 40thMost Advanced Public Transport: 57thLargest Governments: 78thSmartest Citizens: 94thHighest Economic Output: 117thHighest Average Tax Rates: 127thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 134thLargest Mining Sector: 159thHealthiest Citizens: 176thLargest Populations: 178thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 228thHighest Poor Incomes: 306thHighest Average Incomes: 414thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 509thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 532ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 565thMost Advanced Public Education: 613thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 673rdMost Secular: 719thLargest Agricultural Sector: 725thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 828thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,782ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,879thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,020thMost Avoided: 2,521stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,681stMost Inclusive: 2,683rdMost Corrupt Governments: 2,999thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,417thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,765thMost Influential: 5,960thMost Stationary: 6,708thRudest Citizens: 7,031stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,378th
Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the region

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