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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 39th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 53rd Highest Disposable Incomes: 76th
The Grand Duchy of
Father Knows Best State
What does this red button do?
Influence
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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46566

Population28.047 billion

CapitalMidgar
LeaderLamont Cranston
FaithShinto

CurrencyDucat
AnimalSpiteful Crow

The Grand Duchy of 46566 is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Lamont Cranston with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, free-roaming dinosaurs, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 28.047 billion Midgaris are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The minute, corrupt, well-organized government, or what there is of one, 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 15,409 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 Gambling. 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 549,410 Ducats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

There's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services, tax rises are attributed to divine will, Lamont Cranston is famed for giving great back rubs, and the nation's new foreign policy of 'very disproportionate retribution' has its neighbors on edge. 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 Shinto.

46566 is ranked 118th in the world and 1st in New Coalition of Nations for Highest Economic Output, with 15,409 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 39thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 53rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 76thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 76thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 78thMost Scientifically Advanced: 89thHighest Economic Output: 118thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 140thLargest Gambling Industry: 152ndHighest Average Incomes: 157thHighest Poor Incomes: 178thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 197thMost Avoided: 228thHealthiest Citizens: 275thLargest Mining Sector: 279thLargest Information Technology Sector: 449thLargest Black Market: 450thMost Corrupt Governments: 663rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 711thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 773rdSmartest Citizens: 930thLargest Retail Industry: 1,069thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,230thMost Efficient Economies: 1,240thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,665thMost Armed: 1,683rdLargest Populations: 2,052ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,063rdRudest Citizens: 2,316thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,042ndLargest Governments: 3,453rdLowest Crime Rates: 5,640thMost Inclusive: 7,079thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,302ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,714thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 15,595th
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the region

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