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Largest Insurance Industry: 81stHighest Economic Output: 99thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 118th
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Vocenae

Population33.432 billion

CapitalVocia
Leaderthe Imperial Council

CurrencyVocian Credit
AnimalEbony Eagle

The Imperial Star Republic of Vocenae is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Imperial Council with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 33.432 billion Vocians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, 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 Vocia. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Vocian economy, worth an astonishing 18,426 trillion Vocian Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. Average income is a breathtaking 551,171 Vocian Credits, with the richest citizens earning 5.2 times as much as the poorest.

Scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments, university graduates and new home-owners toil in labour camps to work off their debts, and military spending is on the increase. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vocenae's national animal is the Ebony Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Vocenae is ranked 250th in the world and 1st in The Local Cluster for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 16,149.76 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 81stHighest Economic Output: 99thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 118thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 128thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 157thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 164thSafest: 165thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 184thMost Efficient Economies: 193rdLargest Mining Sector: 199thHighest Average Incomes: 209thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 250thFattest Citizens: 253rdLowest Crime Rates: 328thLargest Governments: 346thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 423rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 595thMost Avoided: 670thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 741stMost Subsidized Industry: 904thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,128thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,151stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,245thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,315thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,460thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,474thLargest Populations: 1,625thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,817thSmartest Citizens: 1,883rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,917thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,941stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,068thMost Secular: 2,078thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,616thLargest Retail Industry: 2,682ndLargest Gambling Industry: 2,779thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,094thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,348thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,160thRudest Citizens: 6,465thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,559thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,585thMost Stationary: 6,728thMost Influential: 11,241stTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 16,798thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,544th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the region

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