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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,790thMost Influential: 6,309thSafest: 10,780th
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The Empire of the Union States

Population616 million


The Empire of The Empire of the Union States is a huge, genial nation, remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 616 million Empire of the Union Statesians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 57.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Empire of the Union Statesian economy, worth 37.8 trillion deniers a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 61,296 deniers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

1% of global paper production is bound for the National Archive, hackers post hourly updates on international summits, tourists call Empire of the Union Statesian beach towns "the fine coastline", and kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Empire of the Union States's national animal is the panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Empire of the Union States is ranked 67,367th in the world and 2,282nd in the South Pacific for Largest Governments, scoring 16.28 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,790thMost Influential: 6,309thSafest: 10,780thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,491stTop
Most Pacifist: 19,927thNicest Citizens: 22,741stMost Cheerful Citizens: 23,571stMost Inclusive: 23,674th
Safest: 369th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 377th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 523rd in the regionMost Influential: 623rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 793rd in the region

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