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The Great Desert of Sigma Octavus

“Our blood in the sand, Our souls in the desert”

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Location: The Vast

Regional Influence: Power


The Great Desert of Sigma Octavus is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Archon with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 41.747 billion Sigmans 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thresh. The income tax rate is 100%.

The all-consuming Sigman economy, worth an astonishing 18,451 trillion Sigs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 441,982 Sigs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Official Sermon-Free Zones are set-up around the nation's hotels, when you fly on Air Sigma Octavus you win a seat or you die, an increasing number of citizens believe the world is flat, and hordes of gardening enthusiasts are being banished from cities nationwide. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sigma Octavus's national animal is the Sand Diver, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is nonexistent.

Sigma Octavus is ranked 320th in the world and 1st in The Vast for Most Patriotic, with 121.88 flags saluted per person per day.

Safest: 14thLowest Crime Rates: 39thMost Advanced Public Transport: 56thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 87thLargest Governments: 117thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 121stHighest Economic Output: 124thLargest Populations: 161stHighest Average Tax Rates: 170thSmartest Citizens: 174thLargest Mining Sector: 186thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 233rdHealthiest Citizens: 271stLargest Agricultural Sector: 319thMost Patriotic: 320thLongest Average Lifespans: 328thHighest Poor Incomes: 516thHighest Average Incomes: 636thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 681stMost Advanced Public Education: 756thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 793rdMost Secular: 825thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,087thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,310thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,507thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,046thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,207thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,002ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,014thMost Inclusive: 3,773rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,173rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,549thMost Stationary: 5,286thMost Influential: 7,093rdMost Developed: 7,305thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,600thRudest Citizens: 8,208thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,134thHighest Food Quality: 13,012thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 20,232ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,589thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,692nd
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the region

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