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Most Developed: 12,344thMost Secular: 12,912thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,881st
The Imperial Legion of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
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The Bandit State

Population840 million

CapitalNew Sanctuary
LeaderThe Military Council

CurrencyBandit State Denarius
Animalskag

The Imperial Legion of The Bandit State is a huge, genial nation, ruled by The Military Council with an iron fist, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, zero percent divorce rate, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-working, cynical population of 840 million Bandits 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Sanctuary. The average income tax rate is 67.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bandit economy, worth 89.5 trillion Bandit State Denarii a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 106,584 Bandit State Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, centuries-old legal documents detailing agnatic-cognatic gavelkind succession are being dusted off again, all work and no play has rendered the nation's children somewhat intelligent but also remarkably dull, and sports journals are full of uplifting puff-pieces on professional boxers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Bandit State's national animal is the skag, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Bandit State is ranked 115,916th in the world and 3,497th in the Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 486.04 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Developed: 12,344thMost Secular: 12,912thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,881stMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,958thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,252ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,649thBest Weather: 15,068thLowest Crime Rates: 15,590thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,607thHealthiest Citizens: 15,986thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,247thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,737thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,736thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,825thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,875thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,679thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,969thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,720thMost Influential: 22,498th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 234th in the regionMost Developed: 321st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 334th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 353rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 353rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 362nd in the regionMost Influential: 367th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 373rd in the regionBest Weather: 378th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 385th in the regionMost Secular: 403rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 420th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 422nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 450th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 455th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 483rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 489th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 506th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 509th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 509th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 571st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 585th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 607th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 620th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 653rd in the regionLargest Governments: 666th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 669th in the region

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