Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th
The Burlesque Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
What do you want you Moon-Faced Assassin of Joy?
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Centauri

Population39.403 billion

CapitalCentauri Prime
LeaderEmperor Jaffa
Faiththe pantheon of fifty deities

Currencyducket
AnimalNarn

The Burlesque Republic of The Centauri is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Jaffa with an iron fist, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, pith helmet sales, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 39.403 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 36,341 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 922,292 duckets, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 8,639,914 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 191,320th in the world and 8th in Babylon 5 for Most Politically Free, scoring 27.43 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7thHighest Economic Output: 8thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10thMost Armed: 10thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16thHighest Average Incomes: 17thLargest Gambling Industry: 18thMost Avoided: 19thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21stMost Efficient Economies: 22ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rdLargest Insurance Industry: 27thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 30thHighest Crime Rates: 33rdFattest Citizens: 34thLargest Agricultural Sector: 46thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 52ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 55thLargest Mining Sector: 62ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 68thMost Scientifically Advanced: 72ndLargest Populations: 88thMost Cultured: 111thRudest Citizens: 172ndLargest Publishing Industry: 187thSmartest Citizens: 220thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 246thMost Devout: 259thMost Rebellious Youth: 331stLargest Retail Industry: 409thMost Corrupt Governments: 634thLargest Information Technology Sector: 756thTop
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Largest Governments: 3,774thLargest Black Market: 5,422ndMost Subsidized Industry: 8,271stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,944thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,374thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 13,399thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,268thMost Pro-Market: 18,504thHighest Drug Use: 21,981st

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  • : The Centauri's influence in Babylon 5 rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : The Centauri was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : The Centauri was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 10% for Most Dead.
  • : The Centauri was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : The Centauri's influence in Babylon 5 rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : The Centauri was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : The Centauri was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : The Centauri was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : The Centauri's influence in Babylon 5 rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : The Centauri's influence in Babylon 5 rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".

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