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The Rogue Nation of Steel Vagabonds

“Our Words Are True as Our Hearts” The all knowing Father

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Lazarus

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Steel Vagabonds

Population12.86 billion

CapitalSteel Vagabonds City
LeaderThe all knowing Father
FaithFather worshiping

CurrencyBauble
AnimalKodiac Bear

The Rogue Nation of Steel Vagabonds is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The all knowing Father with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 12.86 billion Steel Vagabondsians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Steel Vagabonds City. The average income tax rate is 34.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Steel Vagabondsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,748 trillion Baubles a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 135,962 Baubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Factories grind to a halt every time there is an election, the only thing that can pin down a "superhero" is red tape, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, and there are traffic jams at sea as diligent customs officers check every part of every ship. Crime is totally unknown. Steel Vagabonds's national animal is the Kodiac Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Father worshiping.

Steel Vagabonds is ranked 37,752nd in the world and 1,374th in Lazarus for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 4,379.32 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 2,114thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,387thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,504thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,548thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,057thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,386thMost Cultured: 5,638thSmartest Citizens: 7,550thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,297thMost Efficient Economies: 8,498thHighest Economic Output: 8,706thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,982ndMost Developed: 9,206thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,241stMost Beautiful Environments: 9,330thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 11,616thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,575thMost Inclusive: 12,939thMost Politically Free: 13,018thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,107thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,293rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,509thSafest: 16,904thHighest Average Incomes: 17,011thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,013thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17,288thLargest Populations: 18,147thRudest Citizens: 19,455thMost Cheerful Citizens: 19,687th
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Most Influential: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 122nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 127th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 188th in the regionMost Politically Free: 192nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 273rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 282nd in the regionMost Cultured: 316th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 398th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 428th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 433rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 451st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 494th in the regionMost Developed: 496th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 517th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 523rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 566th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 579th in the regionLargest Populations: 587th in the regionMost Stationary: 649th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 688th in the regionMost Inclusive: 691st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 719th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 728th in the regionNudest: 738th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 760th in the region

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