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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
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Location: Wysteria

Regional Influence: Apprentice

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The Burlesque Republic of The Centauri is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Jaffa with an iron fist, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, digital currency, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 35.312 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 32,154 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 910,587 duckets, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,675,617 per year while the poor average 62,417, a ratio of 90.9 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 59th in the world and 11th in Wysteria for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 65,379.45 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8thMost Armed: 8thHighest Economic Output: 8thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10thMost Avoided: 11thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12thLargest Gambling Industry: 13thHighest Average Incomes: 15thFattest Citizens: 25thHighest Crime Rates: 26thLargest Insurance Industry: 28thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 29thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 35thMost Scientifically Advanced: 42ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 52ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 54thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 59thLargest Mining Sector: 59thMost Cultured: 77thRudest Citizens: 94thLargest Populations: 100thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 103rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 149thSmartest Citizens: 153rdLargest Publishing Industry: 168thLargest Retail Industry: 205thMost Devout: 216thMost Rebellious Youth: 319thLargest Information Technology Sector: 459thMost Corrupt Governments: 463rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,152ndTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,676thLargest Governments: 3,410thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,585thMost Influential: 5,829thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,274thMost Pro-Market: 7,739thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10,423rdHighest Drug Use: 10,468thNudest: 14,223rd
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the region

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