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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,455th Highest Drug Use: 4,745th Largest Populations: 4,863rd
The Dark Designs of
Benevolent Dictatorship
If We Can't Do It, No One Can!
Influence
Superpower
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Alien Space Bats

Population18.084 billion

CurrencyJonbar Hinge
AnimalDeus Ex Machina

The Dark Designs of Alien Space Bats is a gargantuan, orderly nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 18.084 billion Alien Space Bats enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The medium-sized, liberal, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Law & Order, with Defense, Spirituality, and Education also on the agenda, while Welfare isn't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 26.4%.

The very strong batty economy, worth a remarkable 1,121 trillion Jonbar Hinges 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Gambling, Automobile Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Furniture Restoration. 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 62,016 Jonbar Hinges, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 265,953 per year while the poor average 9,256, a ratio of 28.7 to 1.

Bicyclists are banned from major roads, the police force is on a recruitment drive, Alien Space Bats's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, and all recreational drugs are legal. Crime is moderate. Alien Space Bats's national animal is the Deus Ex Machina, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Alien Space Bats is ranked 11,220th in the world and 3rd in Somewhere Out There for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 28.73 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,455thHighest Drug Use: 4,745thLargest Populations: 4,863rdMost Influential: 5,862ndLargest Black Market: 7,501stTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,089thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,220thLargest Gambling Industry: 13,337thMost Extreme: 14,246thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14,437thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,108th

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