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The United States of Greater of Austria-Carantania

“Fiat iustitia, et pereat mundus”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Zero

Location: Despotic Europe

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Austria-Carantania

Population2.479 billion

CapitalVienna
LeaderOtto I
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyKrone
AnimalBlack Eagle

The United States of Greater of Austria-Carantania is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Otto I with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 2.479 billion Austrians 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 prioritizes Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vienna. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 28.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Austrian economy, worth 349 trillion Kroner a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 141,063 Kroner, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 626,359 per year while the poor average 19,806, a ratio of 31.6 to 1.

A girl's success in life is often linked to her performance in beauty pageants, new arrivals are asked the location of the Minister of the Interior's birthmark, hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal, and the men in trenchcoats hanging around playgrounds are actually police officers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Austria-Carantania's national animal is the Black Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Austria-Carantania is ranked 25,052nd in the world and 10th in Despotic Europe for Most Developed, scoring 70.55 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 1,780thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,292ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,215thRudest Citizens: 5,380thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,924thLargest Mining Sector: 6,752ndMost Avoided: 7,133rdTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,834thMost Devout: 9,224thMost Pro-Market: 9,310thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,880thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,972ndLargest Publishing Industry: 11,328thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,807thLargest Black Market: 12,506thHighest Average Incomes: 14,225th
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Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the region

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