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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, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Jaffa with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, ritual sacrifices, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 34.54 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 31,451 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 168,108th in the world and 90th in Wysteria for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring -73.69 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Highest Disposable Incomes: 5thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7thMost Armed: 7thHighest Economic Output: 8thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11thMost Avoided: 11thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12thLargest Gambling Industry: 13thHighest Average Incomes: 15thFattest Citizens: 22ndHighest Crime Rates: 23rdLargest Insurance Industry: 28thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 30thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 31stMost Scientifically Advanced: 34thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 50thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 54thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 56thLargest Mining Sector: 61stMost Cultured: 62ndRudest Citizens: 74thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 87thLargest Populations: 101stSmartest Citizens: 128thLargest Agricultural Sector: 144thLargest Retail Industry: 168thLargest Publishing Industry: 169thMost Devout: 192ndMost Rebellious Youth: 313thLargest Information Technology Sector: 421stMost Corrupt Governments: 430thMost Efficient Economies: 1,158thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,515thLargest Governments: 3,323rdMost Influential: 5,505thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,516thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,609thMost Pro-Market: 7,862ndTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10,173rdHighest Drug Use: 10,482ndNudest: 14,338th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the region

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