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The Burlesque Republic of The Centauri

“What do you want you Moon-Faced Assassin of Joy?”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
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Location: Babylon 5

Regional Influence: Envoy


The Burlesque Republic of The Centauri is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Jaffa with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, absence of drug laws, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 42.051 billion Centauris 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 minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Centauri Prime. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Centaurian economy, worth an astonishing 38,783 trillion duckets a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 922,293 duckets, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 8,639,923 per year while the poor average 8,281, a ratio of 1,043 to 1.

Citizens complain about a burning sensation after bathing, the ongoing space elevator construction project has elevated the national debt to all new levels, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high, and Centaurian farm salmon are known for being both horribly diseased and remarkably acrobatic. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Centauri's national animal is the Narn, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the pantheon of fifty deities.

The Centauri is ranked 273,320th in the world and 11th in Babylon 5 for Most Income Equality, scoring 0.1 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 6thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8thHighest Economic Output: 9thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10thMost Armed: 13thLargest Gambling Industry: 18thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21stHighest Average Incomes: 22ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 22ndLargest Insurance Industry: 26thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 30thMost Avoided: 30thMost Efficient Economies: 36thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 38thHighest Crime Rates: 38thFattest Citizens: 38thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 52ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 52ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 54thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 66thLargest Mining Sector: 67thLargest Populations: 87thMost Scientifically Advanced: 98thMost Cultured: 145thLargest Publishing Industry: 197thRudest Citizens: 210thSmartest Citizens: 271stMost Devout: 289thMost Rebellious Youth: 332ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 367thLargest Retail Industry: 550thMost Corrupt Governments: 809thLargest Information Technology Sector: 896thTop
Largest Governments: 4,303rdLargest Black Market: 5,688thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,956thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,463rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,099thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,941stTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 19,634thMost Pro-Market: 24,706th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the region

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