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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th
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The Centauri

Population42.798 billion

CapitalCentauri Prime
LeaderEmperor Jaffa
Faiththe pantheon of fifty deities


The Burlesque Republic of The Centauri is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Jaffa with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, flagrant waste-dumping, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 42.798 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 39,472 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 922,293 duckets, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 8,639,923 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 285,175th in the world and 10th in Babylon 5 for Longest Average Lifespans, with 19.51 years.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8thHighest Economic Output: 8thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10thMost Armed: 14thLargest Gambling Industry: 17thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20thHighest Average Incomes: 21stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 23rdLargest Insurance Industry: 25thMost Avoided: 28thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 32ndMost Efficient Economies: 36thFattest Citizens: 37thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 39thHighest Crime Rates: 39thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 49thLargest Agricultural Sector: 53rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 54thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 65thLargest Mining Sector: 66thLargest Populations: 82ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 105thMost Cultured: 153rdLargest Publishing Industry: 196thRudest Citizens: 225thSmartest Citizens: 285thMost Devout: 299thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 334thMost Rebellious Youth: 336thLargest Retail Industry: 556thLargest Information Technology Sector: 875thMost Corrupt Governments: 875thTop
Largest Governments: 4,273rdLargest Black Market: 5,862ndMost Subsidized Industry: 9,195thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,616thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,794thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,705thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 19,007th
Most Cultured: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the region

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