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Largest Insurance Industry: 688thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 772ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,123rd
The Totalitarian stratocracy of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
The Empire
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Empire

Population15.113 billion

CapitalCoruscant
LeaderEmperor Palpatine
FaithOrder of the Sith Lords

CurrencyImperial Dataries
AnimalStormtrooper

The Totalitarian stratocracy of The Empire is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Palpatine with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, parental licensing program, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 15.113 billion Empireans 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Coruscant. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 16.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Empirean economy, worth a remarkable 3,275 trillion Imperial Datarieses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 216,714 Imperial Datarieses, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,362,614 per year while the poor average 14,519, a ratio of 93.8 to 1.

Disadvantaged neighbourhoods have become no-go areas after sundown, Emperor Palpatine lights cigars with a hundred-Imperial Dataries bill, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers, and the nation's armed forces are recruiting thousands to help colonise Brasilistan. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. The Empire's national animal is the Stormtrooper, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Order of the Sith Lords.

The Empire is ranked 95,451st in the world and 88th in Spiritus for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 78.45 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 688thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 772ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,123rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,429thMost Avoided: 1,787thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,071stTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,731stFattest Citizens: 2,797thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,808thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,844thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,280thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,654thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,678thHighest Economic Output: 3,752ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,827thLargest Mining Sector: 4,654thLargest Black Market: 5,054thHighest Average Incomes: 5,057thMost Efficient Economies: 5,576thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,852ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,854thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,159thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,199thLowest Crime Rates: 10,172ndLargest Retail Industry: 10,202ndMost Devout: 10,264thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,291stTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12,107thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,716thLargest Populations: 13,889thLargest Governments: 16,070thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,161st
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 26th in the regionLargest Populations: 27th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 29th in the regionMost Devout: 31st in the region

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