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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 244thMost Influential: 445thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 659th
The Morganist Empire of
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Empress Cassandria of Morganstar
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Greater Pittsburgh

Population6.169 billion

LeaderEmpress Cassandria of Morganstar

CurrencyMorgan Dollar

The Morganist Empire of Greater Pittsburgh is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Empress Cassandria of Morganstar with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.169 billion Pittsburghers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pittsburgh. The average income tax rate is 84.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Pittsburghian economy, worth a remarkable 1,418 trillion Morgan Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 229,881 Morgan Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tuxedo rental companies are inexplicably going out of business, the government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks, the Army mostly consists of colonial subjects, and ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward. Crime is totally unknown. Greater Pittsburgh's national animal is the Crow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Antitheistic-Morganism.

Greater Pittsburgh is ranked 212,710th in the world and 9,630th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -207.2 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 244thMost Influential: 445thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 659thRudest Citizens: 1,962ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,089thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,917thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,069thLargest Retail Industry: 3,222ndLargest Black Market: 3,498thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,560thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,848thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,906thMost Inclusive: 4,097thHighest Average Incomes: 4,308thMost Developed: 4,811thSmartest Citizens: 5,316thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,865thMost Efficient Economies: 5,894thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,475thLargest Governments: 6,484thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,929thHealthiest Citizens: 8,400thNicest Citizens: 9,164thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,261stLargest Welfare Programs: 9,688thBest Weather: 10,519thMost Secular: 10,787thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 11,498thNudest: 11,498thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,558thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,582ndHighest Economic Output: 11,628thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,697thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,710thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,308thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,322ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,363rdLargest Publishing Industry: 13,361stMost Cultured: 15,023rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,809thHighest Drug Use: 16,515thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,641stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,747th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 31st in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 120th in the regionRudest Citizens: 130th in the regionLargest Black Market: 132nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 134th in the regionMost Influential: 135th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 170th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 181st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 186th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 188th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 191st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 194th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 206th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 246th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 267th in the regionMost Inclusive: 267th in the regionMost Developed: 292nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 305th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 316th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 321st in the regionLargest Governments: 347th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 348th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 355th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 373rd in the regionNudest: 411th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 483rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 484th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 506th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 520th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 529th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 533rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 536th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 558th in the regionMost Secular: 575th in the regionMost Stationary: 578th in the regionBest Weather: 581st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 623rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 645th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 671st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 693rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 737th in the regionMost Cultured: 759th in the regionLargest Populations: 858th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 867th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 891st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,003rd in the region

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