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The Supreme State of United Edwards

“Hoc unitum vincere” Leader Kenneth

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

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The East Pacific

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United Edwards

Population3.631 billion

CapitalNew Rogers
LeaderLeader Kenneth
FaithChristianity

CurrencyEdwert
AnimalHawk

The Supreme State of United Edwards is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader Kenneth with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, compulsory military service, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 3.631 billion United Edwardsians 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 juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Rogers. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 63.8%.

The frighteningly efficient United Edwardsian economy, worth 634 trillion Edwerts a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 174,754 Edwerts, with the richest citizens earning 5.6 times as much as the poorest.

The government denies that it has an agency overseeing plausible deniability of black-ops agencies, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high, landless farmers wander forlornly in the government's many national parks, and the once prosperous capital is in utter decline. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. United Edwards's national animal is the Hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Christianity.

United Edwards is ranked 11,940th in the world and 292nd in The East Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 9,758.46 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,984thMost Influential: 2,415thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,853rdLargest Black Market: 4,938thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,673rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,815thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,026thHighest Average Incomes: 8,392ndTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 8,861stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,630thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,729thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,940thMost Efficient Economies: 13,131stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,236thMost Developed: 13,334thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,868thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,877thLargest Retail Industry: 14,195thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,091stLargest Governments: 15,654thLowest Crime Rates: 15,961stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,425thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,591stMost Beautiful Environments: 16,776th
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Largest Black Market: 88th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 127th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 145th in the regionMost Influential: 172nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 178th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 188th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 191st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 191st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 215th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 269th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 286th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 292nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 298th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 323rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 346th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 353rd in the regionMost Stationary: 363rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 368th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 369th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 384th in the regionMost Developed: 386th in the regionLargest Governments: 389th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 435th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 461st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 463rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 468th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 469th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 550th in the regionLargest Populations: 558th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 558th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 629th in the regionMost Cultured: 660th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 663rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 674th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 677th in the region

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