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Most Ignorant Citizens: 15,553rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,082ndMost Conservative: 19,907th
The Random Raider of
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A Random Raider

Population8.025 billion

CapitalA Random City
LeaderA Random Raider
FaithA Random Religion

CurrencyA Random Currency
AnimalA Random Animal

The Random Raider of A Random Raider is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by A Random Raider with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 8.025 billion Random Raiders 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 relatively small, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of A Random City. The average income tax rate is 17.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Random Raiderian economy, worth 361 trillion A Random Currencies a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Average income is 45,084 A Random Currencies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence, drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft, and antique comic book collectors are disappointed to hear that their treasures are worth exactly as little as their mothers said they were. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. A Random Raider's national animal is the A Random Animal, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is A Random Religion.

A Random Raider is ranked 46,627th in the world and 1st in Intruders for Most Secular, with 29.05 Atheism Rate.

Most Ignorant Citizens: 15,553rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,082ndMost Conservative: 19,907thMost Authoritarian: 21,429th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the region

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