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Most Stationary: 1,054th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,256th Largest Populations: 5,058th
The Dark Designs of
Benevolent Dictatorship
If We Can't Do It, No One Can!
Regional Influence
Superpower
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Dark Designs of Alien Space Bats is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 17.067 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, although Defense, Spirituality, and Education are also considered important, while Welfare receives no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 26.4%.

The very strong batty economy, worth a remarkable 1,058 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 31,270th in the world and 2nd in Somewhere Out There for Highest Crime Rates, with 11.98 Crimes Per Hour.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,256thLargest Populations: 5,058thMost Influential: 5,484thLargest Black Market: 6,864thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 9,630thHighest Economic Output: 9,811thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,327thMost Extreme: 10,812thLargest Gambling Industry: 12,974thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,676thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14,330th

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