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The SPU Member State of Greater Saint-Paul

“We are all ideologies, but none at the same time” Emperor Arthur IV

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Nipper

Location: The North Pacific


Greater Saint-Paul

Population3.169 billion

CapitalSaint Paul
LeaderEmperor Arthur IV

CurrencyReal Mark

The SPU Member State of Greater Saint-Paul is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Arthur IV with an iron fist, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, state-planned economy, and disturbing lack of elderly people. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.169 billion Paulistians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Paul. The average income tax rate is 60.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Paulistian economy, worth 302 trillion Real Marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Average income is 95,398 Real Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Acupuncture is routinely prescribed for intravenous drug addicts, disposable antiseptic wipes are considered a social necessity, billions of Real Marks are being blown on orbital weapons development, and frustrated women are overjoyed at the provision of communal washing machines. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Greater Saint-Paul's national animal is the Cockatiel, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Greater Saint-Paul is ranked 16,240th in the world and 660th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 7,002.18 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9,881stTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,866thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,216thLargest Mining Sector: 16,240thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,079thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,304thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 19,362nd
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 360th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 489th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 515th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 660th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 701st in the regionMost Stationary: 884th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 919th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 928th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 944th in the region

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