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The Empire of the Union States

Population599 million


The Empire of The Empire of the Union States is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 599 million Empire of the Union Statesians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 57.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Empire of the Union Statesian economy, worth 36.7 trillion deniers a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 61,296 deniers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

1% of global paper production is bound for the National Archive, hackers post hourly updates on international summits, tourists call Empire of the Union Statesian beach towns "the fine coastline", and kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Empire of the Union States's national animal is the panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Empire of the Union States is ranked 159,593rd in the world and 2,630th in the South Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 36.7 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,815thMost Influential: 6,448thSafest: 10,788thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,446thTop
Most Pacifist: 19,941stNicest Citizens: 22,716thMost Cheerful Citizens: 23,547thMost Inclusive: 23,588th
Safest: 368th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 383rd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 523rd in the regionMost Influential: 625th in the regionMost Pacifist: 794th in the region

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