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The Protectorate of Governor Tarkin

“Long Live the Empire”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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Governor Tarkin

Population405 million

CurrencyCredit
AnimalWookie

The Protectorate of Governor Tarkin is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, keen interest in outer space, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 405 million Tarkinians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Industry, although Defense, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Social Policy receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Governor Tarkinian economy, worth 47.4 trillion Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 116,967 Credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 493,178 per year while the poor average 17,975, a ratio of 27.4 to 1.

Cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, distrust of taps has many people bathing only with bottled mineral water, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, and environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Governor Tarkin's national animal is the Wookie, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Governor Tarkin is ranked 196,969th in the world and 7,923rd in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -7.03 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,351stTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 2,507thHighest Drug Use: 2,583rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,825thRudest Citizens: 2,856thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,069thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,822ndFattest Citizens: 4,096thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,435thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,904thMost Influential: 5,171stLargest Gambling Industry: 6,160thLargest Retail Industry: 6,580thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,657thMost Avoided: 7,668thMost Armed: 9,254thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 12,973rdMost Rebellious Youth: 15,168thMost Efficient Economies: 15,181stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,483rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,138thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18,634thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,219thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,646thMost Pro-Market: 22,157thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 22,443rdLargest Publishing Industry: 22,606thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 23,024thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 24,041st
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Highest Drug Use: 55th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 92nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 95th in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 102nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 109th in the regionFattest Citizens: 140th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 168th in the regionRudest Citizens: 169th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 177th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 208th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 239th in the regionMost Avoided: 321st in the regionMost Armed: 328th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 333rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 366th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 403rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 463rd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 536th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 562nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 660th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 735th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 778th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 795th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 807th in the regionMost Extreme: 839th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 874th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 881st in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 163 » Lulubellia, Empy, Aerilia, The Rhein States, El Fiji Grande, Venicea, Omnistria, Xagill, New Lakemba, Libertania Democratica, Ethnon, Xentherida, Kragsgale, Orado, Loutsland, Guer Aike, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Dreadton, Tsandonown, McMasterdonia, Dar es Saalam, Ellbonnia, Great Bights Mum, Landfinia, Climeria, Defense For The World Assembly, Former English Colony, Koda-Land, Corfad, Notyoutopia, Shibutani, Francois Isidore, Bankowiata, Hardscrabble, Sounq, Britle, Orogonia, Votak Matim, Yaorozu, Yokciq Empire, Siforpeo, Bharathvarsh, Territorio di Nessuno, North Bratislava, Illusia and Neverendia, Zzozona, Steampunk Ariel, Cretox State, Pallaith, Svenskskit, and 113 others.Hamerica, Erisoria, Zemnaya Svoboda, Valentine Z, Pasargad, Wapistan, Yellops, Planes, Republica Guilleana, Travislavania, Tyirza, Siwale, Seanat, Capablanca, Figyjharli, ForestMythal, Mon Island, Xyrron, Sunto, Atlunartemis, Tringapore, Necromonia, Kranostav, Rising Sakura, Detrivania, WeKnow, Dangine, Panama Coalition, Chukstik Illahi, The Tampa Bay Rays, Shadowrik, Aryan Homeland, Perikuresu, Wilkshire, Free States of Marina, Nordic-British Union, New Celoveniortan, Newpromisedland, Walter Jackson, Interdimensional Zone, Selfgradatude, Grand Intergalactic Republic, Sil Dorsett, Sikol, Frances Francis the First of France, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Runeda, East Akra, Lemsrow, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Imperial Pieserged, Libvillia, Katuda, Super Girl, The Pantheons, Jincent, Greater Ale Permars, Gafflebag, Ariele, Potatolandium, Folenz, East Supple Lund, Vyata Temor, Novremia, Malta Comino Gozo, Fraystonia, Merconitonitopia, Andanavia, Communist Lukania, Simone Republic, Kastonvia, Madjack, The Jerichowan Country, Ravendi, Sopernia, The Mazur Empire, Nodnarb, Joodey, Nikhilesh23, Wineclaw, Snart, Liminyj, Enomeni Ipeiros, Bearical, Drueste, Fizban, Nova Arcania, Unshleepd, Hepek, Muqatil, Card Kingdom, Lionia, Nation1812, Logovets, Blyskalia, Nationeer, Sahriastan, The Calabash Protectorate, Outer Shenendoah, British-Australia, The Blazeland Administration, Zdagoburg, Galbadiana, His Enduring Majesty, Jaxikistan, ROM, Vesteysia, Nimarya, Chips and Guac, Pazair, Que Lukustinardon, Palgo, and Dabarastan.

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