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Most Influential: 557thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 811thHighest Poor Incomes: 908th
The Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
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Economy
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Uprus

Population12.666 billion

CapitalXandar
LeaderAnubis
FaithLords of Kobol

CurrencyCredit
AnimalBald Eagle

The Republic of Uprus is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Anubis with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 12.666 billion Uprusians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Xandar. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Uprusian economy, worth a remarkable 3,677 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 290,346 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Little kids often wonder why strange grown-ups are following them around the soft play areas, the government is denying reports that criminals injected with experimental drugs have turned into monstrous supervillains, the poor are forced into bankruptcy by their energy bills, and professionals are ready to retire by the time they receive permission to use their credentials. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Uprus's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Lords of Kobol.

Uprus is ranked 2,947th in the world and 64th in 10000 Islands for Most Developed, scoring 96.71 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Influential: 557thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 811thHighest Poor Incomes: 908thLowest Crime Rates: 1,038thLargest Black Market: 1,085thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,106thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,230thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,278thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,298thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,346thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,586thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,615thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,690thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,720thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,752ndLargest Governments: 1,813thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,987thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,060thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,105thBest Weather: 2,200thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,229thHealthiest Citizens: 2,244thHighest Average Incomes: 2,295thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,938thMost Developed: 2,947thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,325thHighest Economic Output: 3,465thMost Efficient Economies: 3,497thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,642ndMost Secular: 4,263rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,897thSmartest Citizens: 5,292ndLargest Publishing Industry: 8,698thMost Cultured: 12,050thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 14,516thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,692ndMost Stationary: 16,711thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,640thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,627thLargest Populations: 22,214th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 20th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 24th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 28th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 29th in the regionLargest Governments: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 37th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 42nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 45th in the regionBest Weather: 46th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 53rd in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 56th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 60th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 62nd in the regionMost Influential: 63rd in the regionMost Developed: 64th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 75th in the regionMost Secular: 81st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 96th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 97th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 99th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 106th in the region

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