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The Infinite State of Entropy of
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Als Used Part Shop

Population6.596 billion

CapitalAls Refurbished Machine Shop
Leaderᴳˡᵒʳᶦᵒᵘˢ ᴳᵒᵈ ᴸᵉᵃᵈᵉʳ

CurrencyBroken Lawnmower
AnimalThrown Rock

The Infinite State of Entropy of Als Used Part Shop is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by ᴳˡᵒʳᶦᵒᵘˢ ᴳᵒᵈ ᴸᵉᵃᵈᵉʳ with an iron fist, and notable for its parental licensing program, infamous sell-swords, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.596 billion Loyal Customers 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Als Refurbished Machine Shop. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 88.1%.

The frighteningly efficient a Loyal Customer economy, worth a remarkable 2,256 trillion Broken Lawnmowers 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. 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 an amazing 342,099 Broken Lawnmowers, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,430,402 per year while the poor average 53,328, a ratio of 26.8 to 1.

Colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation, Loyal Customers must literally pay their respects to hear from their political representatives, pallbearers at military funerals dive for cover when they hear the three-volley salute, and policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Als Used Part Shop's national animal is the Thrown Rock, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Sales.

Als Used Part Shop is ranked 207,972nd in the world and 58th in The Place for Safest, scoring 4.1 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 144thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 517thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 523rdLargest Black Market: 737thMost Corrupt Governments: 740thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 834thLargest Mining Sector: 1,024thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,081stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,225thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,262ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,280thMost Avoided: 1,498thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,706thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,871stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,954thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,655thFattest Citizens: 3,404thLargest Retail Industry: 4,654thLargest Governments: 4,878thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,925thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,190thLowest Crime Rates: 5,191stNudest: 6,031stHighest Economic Output: 6,301stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,167thMost Efficient Economies: 7,461stHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,291stTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 10,572ndRudest Citizens: 10,741stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,417thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,654thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,392ndMost Devout: 13,666thLargest Gambling Industry: 14,923rdMost Influential: 15,919thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,961stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17,185thSmartest Citizens: 18,688thMost Conservative: 19,932ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,243rd
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the region

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