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The Galactic Solar Empire of The Republic of Western Sol

“Easter egg hunting with the power of friendship” Supreme leader G3U-GTU

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: 10000 Islands

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The Republic of Western Sol

Population1.538 billion

CapitalOsmarch
LeaderSupreme leader G3U-GTU
FaithThe scientific method

CurrencyCatun
AnimalSolarian bombardier beetle

The Galactic Solar Empire of The Republic of Western Sol is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Supreme leader G3U-GTU with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, enslaved workforce, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.538 billion West solarians 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Osmarch. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 45.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Republic of Western Solian economy, worth 330 trillion Catuns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 214,613 Catuns, with the richest citizens earning 7.2 times as much as the poorest.

Stoogery and pratfalls are about as scathingly clever as Republic of Western Solian humor gets, poaching has been on the rise after animals from the nation's zoos were released into the wild, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally, and prodigal children celebrate as charitable bequests plummet. Crime is totally unknown. The Republic of Western Sol's national animal is the Solarian bombardier beetle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The scientific method.

The Republic of Western Sol is ranked 252,651st in the world and 1,461st in 10000 Islands for Least Corrupt Governments, with 30.44 percentage of bribes refused.

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Most Patriotic: 2,911thMost Influential: 3,014thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,095thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,254thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,414thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,529thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,677thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,725thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,761stHighest Average Incomes: 6,125thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,447thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,332ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,521stLargest Black Market: 9,949thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,374thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,939thMost Developed: 12,457thMost Efficient Economies: 12,680thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 13,050thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,379thSmartest Citizens: 15,531stMost Subsidized Industry: 15,938thMost Secular: 16,408thLargest Governments: 17,289thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,170thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20,661stMost Beautiful Environments: 21,102ndLongest Average Lifespans: 21,386thHighest Food Quality: 21,616thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,382ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 22,864thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24,914th
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Most Patriotic: 35th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 42nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 55th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 57th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 58th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 64th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 77th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 78th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 80th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 95th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 97th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 100th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 109th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 126th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 152nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 152nd in the region

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