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The Sky Pirates of Steampunk Engineers

“Innovation and Exploration”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Very Strong
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Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific


Steampunk Engineers

Population1.593 billion

CapitalNew Berlin
LeaderQueen Steamie

AnimalManx Cat

The Sky Pirates of Steampunk Engineers is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Steamie with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, rampant corporate plagiarism, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.593 billion Steampunk Engineers enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Berlin. The average income tax rate is 5.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Steampunk economy, worth 152 trillion Widgets a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Soda Sales. Average income is 95,694 Widgets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Sales of fishnet stockings have reached a record high, euthanasia is legal, a girl's success in life is often linked to her performance in beauty pageants, and scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Steampunk Engineers's national animal is the Manx Cat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Steampunk Engineers is ranked 33,107th in the world and 1,326th in the South Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 51.96 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 913thMost Influential: 1,343rdTop
Highest Crime Rates: 2,417thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,950thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,298thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,553rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,904thFattest Citizens: 6,146thMost Avoided: 7,290thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,875thLargest Mining Sector: 9,451stMost Armed: 9,574thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 11,526thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,989thMost Secular: 20,209th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 76th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 76th in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 117th in the regionMost Influential: 134th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 147th in the regionFattest Citizens: 188th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 211th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 211th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 231st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 241st in the regionMost Armed: 244th in the regionMost Avoided: 248th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 286th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 299th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 510th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 647th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 692nd in the regionMost Secular: 728th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 751st in the region

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