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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,245thMost Influential: 1,564thRudest Citizens: 1,897th
The Armed Republic of
Moralistic Democracy Narrow-Minded Backwoodsy Bigots
The Premier 1st Class Advanced Republic
Supreme Leader Czar Nicholas III
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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The Nick Central

Population1.634 billion

CapitalSundari
LeaderSupreme Leader Czar Nicholas III
FaithChristianity

CurrencyCredits
AnimalPhoenix

The Armed Republic of The Nick Central is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Supreme Leader Czar Nicholas III with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, strictly enforced bedtime, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 1.634 billion Nick Centralians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sundari. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 39.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Serving the Nick Central economy, worth 251 trillion Credits a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 154,087 Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 519,753 per year while the poor average 33,815, a ratio of 15.4 to 1.

Televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events, getting an infected tattoo is considered a rite of passage in The Nick Central, the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace', and officer recruitment and police brutality have reached an all-time high. Crime is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Nick Central's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Christianity.

The Nick Central is ranked 142,682nd in the world and 7,478th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 13.11 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,245thMost Influential: 1,564thRudest Citizens: 1,897thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,089thMost Devout: 4,920thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,554thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,348thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,655thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,858thLargest Gambling Industry: 8,266thLargest Black Market: 8,342ndTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 12,574thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,774thMost Efficient Economies: 14,659thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,143rdMost Cultured: 16,032ndLargest Insurance Industry: 17,323rdMost Developed: 20,002nd
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Largest Retail Industry: 99th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 113th in the regionMost Devout: 199th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 259th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 305th in the regionLargest Black Market: 315th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 329th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 339th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 453rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 460th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 583rd in the regionMost Influential: 623rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 726th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 755th in the regionMost Cultured: 772nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 811th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 824th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 956th in the regionMost Developed: 989th in the region

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