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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 539thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,600thHighest Crime Rates: 1,765th
The Empire of
Capitalist Paradise Corporate Slave State
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin'
Influence
Duckspeaker
Presidential Secretary
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The Zeriur Ascendancy

Population458 million

Capitalthe Spire

CurrencyDigital Unit
AnimalOpiated Mellowbird

The Empire of The Zeriur Ascendancy is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, enslaved workforce, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 458 million Sovereign Entities are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Spire. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Ascendant economy, worth 61.8 trillion Digital Units a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 134,856 Digital Units, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,219,914 per year while the poor average 1,779, a ratio of 685 to 1.

The arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place, seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma, many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators, and legislators must raise their hands if they want to speak. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Zeriur Ascendancy's national animal is the Opiated Mellowbird, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

The Zeriur Ascendancy is ranked 116,211th in the world and 35th in Lasagna for Most Average, scoring 35.73 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 539thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,600thHighest Crime Rates: 1,765thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,688thMost Avoided: 3,279thMost Armed: 3,395thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,610thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,876thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,088thRudest Citizens: 4,195thFattest Citizens: 4,203rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,229thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,139thLargest Retail Industry: 7,686thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,924thLargest Mining Sector: 10,176thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,200thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,005thMost Pro-Market: 13,534thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,194thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,349thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16,585thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,884thHighest Average Incomes: 17,386thMost Efficient Economies: 17,449thHighest Drug Use: 18,245th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Ladinacem Andia, Avonto, Inner AginanaUsordia, Opressed North Continent, Vicitania, and Can No Rey.

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