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The Game Administrator's Realm of SalusaSecondus

“That which does not kill you only makes you stronger.” Shaddam Corrino III

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The Cuckoos Egg

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SalusaSecondus

Population39.175 billion

CapitalThe Lion's Head
LeaderShaddam Corrino III
FaithConfusionism

Currencysolaris
Animalsardaukar

The Game Administrator's Realm of SalusaSecondus is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Shaddam Corrino III with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 39.175 billion SalusaSeconders are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The tiny, corrupt, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order is 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 The Lion's Head. The average income tax rate is 6.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Salusan economy, worth a remarkable 5,935 trillion solaris a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 151,500 solaris, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

It is a crime to operate a combine harvester while intoxicated, the Salusan Babysitters Club has proven to be a huge relief to stressed-out parents across the nation, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat, and the military is on a massive recruiting drive in advance of an invasion of Brasilistan. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. SalusaSecondus's national animal is the sardaukar, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Confusionism.

SalusaSecondus is ranked 252,888th in the world and 26th in The Cuckoos Egg for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -11.36 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Populations: 860thMost Valuable International Artwork: 992ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,391stLargest Mining Sector: 1,440thHighest Economic Output: 1,874thTop
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Most Devout: 3,096thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,115thFattest Citizens: 3,394thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,645thMost Avoided: 4,182ndLargest Black Market: 5,019thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,305thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,329thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,585thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,062ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,101stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,244thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,686thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,379thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 13,529thMost Armed: 13,545thMost Patriotic: 13,555thHighest Average Incomes: 15,013thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,878thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,587thLargest Information Technology Sector: 23,189thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 23,558th
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Most Patriotic: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the region

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