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Most Armed: 5,360thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,547thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,689th
The Union of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Imperium in Imperio
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Essi

Population2.388 billion

CapitalRéma
LeaderUnionis dux Apian
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyEssian Dollar
AnimalEssian Northern Eagle

The Union of Essi is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Unionis dux Apian with an even hand, and renowned for its national health service, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.388 billion Essins 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 Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Réma. The average income tax rate is 49.3%.

The all-consuming Essian economy, worth 225 trillion Essian Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 94,224 Essian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, the police go to great efforts to seize contraband favored by politicians on the police oversight committee, the government keeps its thumb on the scales of justice, and a burger chain recently changed its name to Mack Donaldz for legal reasons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Essi's national animal is the Essian Northern Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Essi is ranked 65,199th in the world and 2,443rd in The East Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 168,847.79 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Armed: 5,360thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,547thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,689thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,709thLargest Mining Sector: 19,614thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,165th
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Most Armed: 109th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 375th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 386th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 404th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 602nd in the regionMost Average: 636th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 645th in the regionMost Cultured: 646th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 674th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 681st in the regionMost Developed: 750th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 821st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 837th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 883rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 915th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 962nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 964th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1,010th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1,010th in the regionLargest Populations: 1,058th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,104th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1,125th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1,128th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1,139th in the region

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