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Empty Promises

Population1.564 billion


The Federation of Empty Promises is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its burgeoning Vulture population. The hard-working population of 1.564 billion Empty Promisesians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 22.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Empty Promisesian economy, worth 61.4 trillion Credits a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 39,241 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Crime is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Empty Promises's national animal is the Vulture.

Empty Promises is ranked 121,927th in the world and 3,486th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 796.85 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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