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The Empire of Americatain

“The Mighty must fall, eventually”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Envoy

Location: South Pacific

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Americatain

Population3.817 billion

CapitalNew Londinium
LeaderThe Federal Council of Americatain

CurrencyCaerus
AnimalGolden Pelican

The Empire of Americatain is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by The Federal Council of Americatain with an even hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, frequent executions, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.817 billion Tainians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Londinium. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 53.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Americatainian economy, worth a remarkable 1,186 trillion Caeruses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 310,835 Caeruses, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,715,752 per year while the poor average 28,454, a ratio of 60.3 to 1.

Pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card, pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi, legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass, and if foreigners can hit a spittoon from five paces they get a free holiday to Americatain. Crime is totally unknown. Americatain's national animal is the Golden Pelican, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Americatain is ranked 256,398th in the world and 151st in South Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -20.25 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Rudest Citizens: 578thLargest Retail Industry: 607thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 777thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,519thMost Efficient Economies: 1,564thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,851stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,959thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,997thHighest Average Incomes: 2,080thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,465thTop
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Most Patriotic: 2,673rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,688thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,000thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,004thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,704thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,954thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,983rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,018thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,324thFattest Citizens: 4,434thLargest Black Market: 4,656thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,852ndMost Influential: 4,906thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,101stSmartest Citizens: 5,774thLargest Mining Sector: 6,710thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,087thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,222ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,600thLargest Governments: 8,022ndMost Developed: 8,247thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,034thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,108thTop
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Most Cultured: 13,665thMost Secular: 15,156thMost Avoided: 15,523rdHighest Economic Output: 17,484thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,590thLowest Crime Rates: 21,792ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,435thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23,437thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 25,481stMost Pro-Market: 25,506th
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Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Patriotic: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 9th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Secular: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionFattest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Avoided: 12th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14th in the regionMost Cultured: 14th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the region

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