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The Trade-Principalities of Auruum

“Profit without Consequence, Progress without Limit”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: Balder

Regional Influence: Newcomer

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The Trade-Principalities of Auruum is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Trade King Swyndol with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, sprawling nuclear power plants, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 10.23 billion Aurumites are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Undermine City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Aurumite economy, worth a remarkable 2,399 trillion Megabucks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 234,573 Megabucks, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,280,015 per year while the poor average 22,018, a ratio of 58.1 to 1.

Nobody draws smiley faces on receipts anymore, young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts, diplomats shake hands with their right and hide a poison dagger in their left, and the nation is relieved that all of the recent madness has finally come to an end. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Auruum's national animal is the Kraken, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Auruum is ranked 32,436th in the world and 1,520th in Balder for Most Patriotic, with 26.6 flags saluted per person per day.

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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,275thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,376thFattest Citizens: 1,756thMost Avoided: 2,191stLargest Retail Industry: 2,197thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,427thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,538thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,822ndLargest Mining Sector: 2,963rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,010thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,246thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,492ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,499thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,623rdLargest Gambling Industry: 3,634thMost Efficient Economies: 4,171stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,200thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,354thHighest Average Incomes: 4,763rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,886thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,016thRudest Citizens: 6,619thHighest Economic Output: 7,644thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,262ndMost Armed: 8,471stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,628thSmartest Citizens: 10,733rdLargest Black Market: 11,838thMost Secular: 12,663rdMost Inclusive: 12,736thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,685thTop
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Most Cultured: 15,177thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,773rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,176thLargest Governments: 17,492ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 25,422ndLargest Publishing Industry: 25,947thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 26,387th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 58th in the regionTop
5%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 75th in the regionFattest Citizens: 76th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 89th in the regionMost Avoided: 101st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 105th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 109th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 121st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 123rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 129th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 140th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 142nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 158th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 161st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 179th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 179th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 180th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 186th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 189th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 215th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 254th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 265th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 296th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 298th in the regionRudest Citizens: 301st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 370th in the regionMost Armed: 372nd in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 399th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 446th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 497th in the regionLargest Black Market: 532nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 537th in the regionMost Inclusive: 611th in the regionMost Secular: 612th in the region

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