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The Angelic Empire of The Wires Empire

“We Work To Earn The Right To Work.” Supreme Phoenix Rust

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

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: 10000 Islands

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The Wires Empire

Population3.103 billion

CapitalPhoenixia
LeaderSupreme Phoenix Rust
FaithKnowledge

CurrencyWire
AnimalPhoenix

The Angelic Empire of The Wires Empire is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Supreme Phoenix Rust with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, digital currency, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.103 billion wireans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Phoenixia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 56.5%.

The frighteningly efficient wirean economy, worth 555 trillion Wires a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 178,956 Wires, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 780,794 per year while the poor average 25,918, a ratio of 30.1 to 1.

A firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away, the country is preparing for war, residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes, and official maps have to be revised on a weekly basis. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Wires Empire's national animal is the Phoenix, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Knowledge.

The Wires Empire is ranked 244,052nd in the world and 1,408th in 10000 Islands for Least Corrupt Governments, with 62.96 percentage of bribes refused.

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1%
Most Influential: 857thMost Secular: 2,438thTop
5%
Most Armed: 2,935thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,186thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,307thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,993rdMost Avoided: 5,462ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,574thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,072ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,768thHighest Average Incomes: 9,920thSmartest Citizens: 11,015thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,110thLargest Black Market: 11,232ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,917thMost Developed: 12,008thMost Efficient Economies: 12,599thTop
10%
Largest Mining Sector: 13,016thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,121stMost Patriotic: 13,649thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,267thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,544thLargest Governments: 20,827thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,853rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 22,298th
Top
5%
Most Armed: 42nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 43rd in the regionMost Secular: 56th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 58th in the regionMost Avoided: 60th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 63rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 64th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 65th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 76th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Black Market: 81st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 96th in the regionMost Influential: 98th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 102nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 111th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 117th in the regionMost Patriotic: 129th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 130th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 137th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 138th in the region

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