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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 599thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 618thLargest Information Technology Sector: 638th
The Imperium of the West of
Iron Fist Consumerists
The old world order has fallen and a new one has come.
Emperor Edward X Windsor
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Franco-British-American Empire

Population2.175 billion

CapitalNew Sheffield
LeaderEmperor Edward X Windsor
FaithAnglican Protestantism

CurrencyFranco-British-American Dollar
AnimalEagle-Lion

The Imperium of the West of Franco-British-American Empire is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Edward X Windsor with an iron fist, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, soft-spoken computers, and compulsory vegetarianism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.175 billion Franco-British-Americans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Sheffield. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 92.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Franco-British-American economy, worth 734 trillion Franco-British-American Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 337,508 Franco-British-American Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,092,548 per year while the poor average 78,733, a ratio of 13.9 to 1.

Taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy, peer pressure from cooler world leaders directs Franco-British-American government policy, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings", and military spending is on the increase. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Franco-British-American Empire's national animal is the Eagle-Lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Anglican Protestantism.

Franco-British-American Empire is ranked 1,050th in the world and 4th in Institute of Cellulose for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 10,647.18 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 599thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 618thLargest Information Technology Sector: 638thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 867thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,030thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,050thMost Armed: 1,457thHighest Average Incomes: 1,462ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,661stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,767thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,814thMost Avoided: 2,113thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,319thMost Secular: 2,343rdTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,562ndLargest Black Market: 2,685thLargest Mining Sector: 2,938thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,371stLargest Governments: 4,659thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,497thSmartest Citizens: 6,490thRudest Citizens: 6,721stHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,869thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,061stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,756thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,151stTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,202ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,420thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13,482ndLowest Crime Rates: 17,383rdHighest Poor Incomes: 18,739thMost Developed: 18,876thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,637th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17th in the region

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