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The Republic of Old Emporia

“There's Always a Lighthouse” Elizabeth

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


Old Emporia

Population3.486 billion

CapitalNew Rapture


The Republic of Old Emporia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Elizabeth with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and parental licensing program. The compassionate, hard-working population of 3.486 billion Old Emporians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Rapture. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 13.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Old Emporian economy, worth 445 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 127,682 dollars, with the richest citizens earning 9.2 times as much as the poorest.

The countryside is shrouded by wind farms, the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles', party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance", and stoned tourists don't tend to remember much about their holidays here. Crime is totally unknown. Old Emporia's national animal is the Crow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Old Emporia is ranked 40,941st in the world and 2,098th in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 70.77 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 702ndMost Influential: 1,095thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,803rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,112thLargest Retail Industry: 7,995thTop
Highest Drug Use: 8,586thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,940thMost Inclusive: 10,945thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,047thMost Developed: 14,610thMost Efficient Economies: 14,975thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,023rdLargest Publishing Industry: 15,188thMost Secular: 15,617thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,739thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,606th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 127th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 211th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 222nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 336th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 365th in the regionMost Influential: 425th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 439th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 489th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 566th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 586th in the regionMost Stationary: 647th in the regionMost Inclusive: 658th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 730th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 747th in the regionMost Secular: 792nd in the regionMost Developed: 810th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 865th in the region

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