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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,630thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,406thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,936th
The Elected Monarchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Get out there and re-elect me!!!
The Monarch Elect
Influence
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Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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World Trade

Population3.54 billion

CapitalNew Elizabeth
LeaderThe Monarch Elect
Faithatheism

CurrencyCrypto-pound
Animalwild Prince Charles

The Elected Monarchy of World Trade is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Monarch Elect with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, unlimited-speed roads, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 3.54 billion World Tradians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Elizabeth. The average income tax rate is 77.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient World Tradean economy, worth 677 trillion Crypto-pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 191,493 Crypto-pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Pedal-powered removal vans are a popular Maxxmas gift for the children of separated parents, government employees have reverted to carrier pigeon due to never-ending virus scans, adult magazines are having a sales resurgence as internet anonymity disappears, and drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. World Trade's national animal is the wild Prince Charles, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is atheism.

World Trade is ranked 20,805th in the world and 88th in Thaecia for Most Influential, scoring 1,458 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,630thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,406thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,936thRudest Citizens: 4,317thMost Secular: 4,472ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,852ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,179thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,587thMost Efficient Economies: 6,026thLargest Black Market: 6,193rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,476thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,497thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,604thMost Developed: 6,856thHighest Average Incomes: 7,030thLargest Retail Industry: 7,226thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,481stSmartest Citizens: 8,199thTop
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Largest Governments: 10,087thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,116thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,508thLowest Crime Rates: 13,286thLargest Mining Sector: 13,871stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,658thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,121stLongest Average Lifespans: 16,096thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,247thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,733rd
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Secular: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 18th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 19th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20th in the region

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