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Most Devout: 2,032ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,170thMost Avoided: 2,410th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
General Greivous, you’re shorter than I expected
Anakin Skywalker
Influence
Contender
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Viridus

Population7.321 billion

CapitalVittoria
LeaderAnakin Skywalker
FaithLutheranism

CurrencyViridia Mark
AnimalCat

The Holy Empire of Viridus is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Anakin Skywalker with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.321 billion Viridians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vittoria. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 58.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Viridian economy, worth a remarkable 1,379 trillion Viridia Marks a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 188,476 Viridia Marks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 687,767 per year while the poor average 36,674, a ratio of 18.8 to 1.

Schoolyard sandboxes resemble ashtrays due to the large number of cigarette butts, internet sites are legally unable to stop their users from posting pornography, bands of adventurers rove the countryside searching for monsters, and diplomats in Viridus are furious at constant police surveillance. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Viridus's national animal is the Cat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Lutheranism.

Viridus is ranked 48,646th in the world and 25th in Republic of Conservative Nations for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 57.98 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Devout: 2,032ndTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,170thMost Avoided: 2,410thLargest Retail Industry: 2,447thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,466thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,518thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,684thLargest Black Market: 2,943rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,588thLargest Mining Sector: 3,633rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,167thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,251stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,875thRudest Citizens: 5,302ndMost Influential: 6,372ndHighest Average Incomes: 7,432ndMost Efficient Economies: 8,255thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,354thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,963rdMost Subsidized Industry: 9,119thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 11,237thHighest Economic Output: 11,829thLowest Crime Rates: 12,120thLargest Insurance Industry: 13,802ndLargest Governments: 13,826thMost Developed: 16,325thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,390thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,824thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,956thMost Cultured: 20,441st
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Largest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Viridus, diplomats in Viridus are furious at constant police surveillance.
  • : Following new legislation in Viridus, bands of adventurers rove the countryside searching for monsters.
  • : Following new legislation in Viridus, internet sites are legally unable to stop their users from posting pornography.
  • : Following new legislation in Viridus, schoolyard sandboxes resemble ashtrays due to the large number of cigarette butts.
  • : Following new legislation in Viridus, destitute athletes are forced to train in the street.
  • : Following new legislation in Viridus, the importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age.
  • : Viridus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Viridus, college athletes are arrested for selling lemonade.
  • : Following new legislation in Viridus, proper policy proposals prerequire professional peer-reviewed papers.
  • : Following new legislation in Viridus, priests are being drafted by the church load.

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