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Highest Poor Incomes: 30thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 42ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 50th
The Grand Duchy of
Corrupt Dictatorship
What does this red button do?
Influence
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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46566

Population30.341 billion

CapitalMidgar
LeaderLamont Cranston
FaithNational Orthodoxy

CurrencyDucat
AnimalSpiteful Crow

The Grand Duchy of 46566 is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Lamont Cranston with an iron fist, and notable for its ritual sacrifices, soft-spoken computers, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 30.341 billion Midgaris are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The tiny, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Midgar. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Midgari economy, worth an astonishing 17,334 trillion Ducats 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 a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. 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 a breathtaking 571,309 Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls, the government blames all suspicious phenomena on flying saucers, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles, and there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. 46566's national animal is the Spiteful Crow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is National Orthodoxy.

46566 is ranked 208,221st in the world and 15th in New Coalition of Nations for Least Corrupt Governments, with 1 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 30thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 42ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 50thHighest Disposable Incomes: 70thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 74thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 100thHighest Economic Output: 108thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 157thHighest Average Incomes: 167thMost Efficient Economies: 185thMost Scientifically Advanced: 190thHealthiest Citizens: 191stMost Developed: 191stLongest Average Lifespans: 214thLargest Mining Sector: 282ndLargest Gambling Industry: 304thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 322ndMost Avoided: 322ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 393rdLargest Black Market: 512thMost Corrupt Governments: 535thSmartest Citizens: 612thMost Armed: 985thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,319thLowest Crime Rates: 1,340thLargest Retail Industry: 1,465thLargest Governments: 1,474thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,733rdMost Subsidized Industry: 1,917thLargest Populations: 1,961stTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,651stMost Devout: 3,838thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,563rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,192ndRudest Citizens: 5,546thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,485thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,775thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,846thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,197thTop
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Most Inclusive: 11,678thMost Cultured: 15,691stMost Authoritarian: 17,649thMost Income Equality: 18,256thMost Stationary: 19,235thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,397th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in 46566, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in 46566, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles.
  • : Following new legislation in 46566, the government blames all suspicious phenomena on flying saucers.
  • : 46566 lodged a message on the New Coalition of Nations Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in 46566, Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls.
  • : Following new legislation in 46566, roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it.
  • : Following new legislation in 46566, children have lost interest in toy guns in favor of toy meth lab kits.
  • : Following new legislation in 46566, the navy plans patrols according to how many pubs nearby ports have.
  • : Following new legislation in 46566, tombstones are ten feet high to accommodate the names of inhabitants.
  • : 46566 lodged a message on the New Coalition of Nations Regional Message Board.

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