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Most Pro-Market: 1,854thLargest Populations: 2,352ndLargest Insurance Industry: 3,782nd
The Terror From The Beyond of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Skys of Star

Population29.332 billion

CurrencyStar
AnimalStarflyer

The Terror From The Beyond of Skys of Star is a gargantuan, safe nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, public floggings, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 29.332 billion Skys of Starians 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 tiny, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Law & Order, although Defense and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.6%.

The all-consuming Skys of Star economy, worth a remarkable 3,040 trillion Stars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is an impressive 103,646 Stars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 642,924 per year while the poor average 7,193, a ratio of 89.4 to 1.

Only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations, university graduates and new home-owners toil in labour camps to work off their debts, armed police units patrol the roads late at night, and notable individuals are granted land and titles. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Skys of Star's national animal is the Starflyer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Skys of Star is ranked 181,584th in the world and 8,570th in The North Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -6.32 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Pro-Market: 1,854thTop
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Largest Populations: 2,352ndLargest Insurance Industry: 3,782ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,130thHighest Economic Output: 4,260thMost Armed: 5,352ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,431stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,086thFattest Citizens: 6,591stHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,659thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,757thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,961stMost Stationary: 8,923rdTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 12,184thMost Ignorant Citizens: 12,223rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,040thLargest Retail Industry: 16,154thMost Avoided: 16,221stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,852ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,729thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,254thMost Extreme: 19,960thMost Influential: 21,662nd
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Most Pro-Market: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 37th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 126th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 139th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 153rd in the regionMost Stationary: 185th in the regionMost Armed: 203rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 236th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 252nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 252nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 256th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 278th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 279th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 362nd in the regionMost Extreme: 394th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 448th in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 633rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 667th in the regionMost Avoided: 667th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 686th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 758th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 762nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 826th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 930th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Skys of Star was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Skys of Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Skys of Star was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Skys of Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Skys of Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Skys of Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Skys of Star was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Skys of Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Skys of Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens and the Top 10% for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Skys of Star was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.

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