Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 577thMost Valuable International Artwork: 595thMost Efficient Economies: 625th
The City-State of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Efficiency is the Precursor to Success
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Rho Ophiuchi

Population2.774 billion

CurrencyKilogram of Iron
AnimalRotifer

The City-State of Rho Ophiuchi is a massive, socially progressive nation, renowned for its smutty television, flagrant waste-dumping, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.774 billion Rho Ophiuchians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The tiny, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Industry, with Education and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Environment and Law & Order are ignored. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Rho Ophiuchian economy, worth 807 trillion Kilograms of Iron a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 290,982 Kilograms of Iron, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,893,651 per year while the poor average 17,758, a ratio of 106 to 1.

Rho Ophiuchian-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways, the government defends a woman's right to choose, playing an online nation simulation game legally obliges you to buy the creator's latest novel, and cheering flag-waving citizens don't like to think too hard about politics. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Rho Ophiuchi's national animal is the Rotifer, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Rho Ophiuchi is ranked 699th in the world and 16th in the Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 42,217.76 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 577thMost Valuable International Artwork: 595thMost Efficient Economies: 625thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 658thHighest Crime Rates: 691stLargest Retail Industry: 699thHighest Disposable Incomes: 708thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 777thMost Avoided: 786thMost Armed: 818thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 831stLargest Gambling Industry: 1,584thRudest Citizens: 1,609thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,722ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,969thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,987thHighest Drug Use: 2,200thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,376thHighest Average Incomes: 2,541stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,569thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,734thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,770thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,926thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,013thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,337thLargest Mining Sector: 3,683rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,765thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,014thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,535thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,448thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,677thSmartest Citizens: 7,224thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,055thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,325thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,433rdMost Inclusive: 11,923rdMost Developed: 11,931stTop
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Most Cultured: 14,217thHealthiest Citizens: 16,047thHighest Food Quality: 16,215thLargest Governments: 16,284thMost Secular: 24,296thMost Pro-Market: 24,981st
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 16th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 18th in the regionMost Armed: 20th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 20th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 21st in the regionMost Avoided: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 24th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 29th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 33rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 34th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 40th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 53rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 58th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 63rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 64th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 69th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 70th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 70th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 70th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 97th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 115th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 129th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 145th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 169th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 190th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 213th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 223rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 238th in the regionNudest: 239th in the regionLargest Black Market: 266th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 294th in the regionMost Developed: 295th in the regionMost Cultured: 314th in the regionMost Inclusive: 329th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 347th in the regionLargest Governments: 366th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 382nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 414th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 452nd in the regionMost Stationary: 582nd in the regionMost Secular: 629th in the regionMost Influential: 635th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 670th in the regionLargest Populations: 737th in the region

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