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The Morganist Empire of Greater Pittsburgh

“Three rivers, one Queen, one Empire.” Empress Cassandria of Morganstar

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Location: The North Pacific


Greater Pittsburgh

Population6.175 billion

LeaderEmpress Cassandria of Morganstar

CurrencyMorgan Dollar

The Morganist Empire of Greater Pittsburgh is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Empress Cassandria of Morganstar with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.175 billion Pittsburghers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pittsburgh. The average income tax rate is 84.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Pittsburghian economy, worth a remarkable 1,419 trillion Morgan Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 229,881 Morgan Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tuxedo rental companies are inexplicably going out of business, the government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks, the Army mostly consists of colonial subjects, and ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward. Crime is totally unknown. Greater Pittsburgh's national animal is the Crow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Antitheistic-Morganism.

Greater Pittsburgh is ranked 444th in the world and 136th in The North Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 146,694 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 242ndMost Influential: 444thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 660thRudest Citizens: 1,959thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,102ndTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,920thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,075thLargest Retail Industry: 3,216thLargest Black Market: 3,505thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,563rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,849thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,909thMost Inclusive: 4,093rdHighest Average Incomes: 4,313thMost Developed: 4,814thSmartest Citizens: 5,315thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,865thMost Efficient Economies: 5,899thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,470thLargest Governments: 6,490thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,936thHealthiest Citizens: 8,396thNicest Citizens: 9,155thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,257thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,692ndBest Weather: 10,510thMost Secular: 10,770thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 11,490thNudest: 11,499thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,543rdMost Beautiful Environments: 11,561stHighest Economic Output: 11,618thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,687thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,716thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,285thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,321stLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,358thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,354thMost Cultured: 15,008thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,834thHighest Drug Use: 16,537thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,608thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,721st
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 30th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 120th in the regionRudest Citizens: 129th in the regionLargest Black Market: 132nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 134th in the regionMost Influential: 136th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 168th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 181st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 185th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 187th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 191st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 192nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 206th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 247th in the regionMost Inclusive: 266th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 268th in the regionMost Developed: 291st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 305th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 317th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 323rd in the regionLargest Governments: 344th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 347th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 356th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 372nd in the regionNudest: 412th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 479th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 481st in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 505th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 520th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 527th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 528th in the regionNicest Citizens: 529th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 553rd in the regionMost Secular: 575th in the regionMost Stationary: 577th in the regionBest Weather: 579th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 621st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 642nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 668th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 690th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 743rd in the regionMost Cultured: 758th in the regionLargest Populations: 856th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 857th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 886th in the region

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