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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 99thMost Primitive: 132ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 180th
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Annihilators of Chan Island

Population13.973 billion

CapitalAccess Denied
LeaderNickolas Spitzberg
Faiththe Great Hatred

CurrencyShiny Thing
AnimalAxe

The Dux Headquarters of Annihilators of Chan Island is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Nickolas Spitzberg with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, public floggings, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.973 billion Annihilators 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."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Access Denied. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 91.4%.

The all-consuming Annihilators of Chan Islandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,853 trillion Shiny Things a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 132,652 Shiny Things, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 725,036 per year while the poor average 12,407, a ratio of 58.4 to 1.

Children keel over while singing "Nickolas Spitzberg Gives Us the Water of Life", military spending recently hit a new high, the Access Denied XV Regiment (aka "The Goat Starers") have yet to win a battle, and citizens compete to guess the time between the royal lady's contractions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Annihilators of Chan Island's national animal is the Axe, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is the Great Hatred.

Annihilators of Chan Island is ranked 205,763rd in the world and 433rd in NationStates for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -25.53 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 99thMost Primitive: 132ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 180thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 312thMost Devout: 437thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 593rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 610thMost Corrupt Governments: 715thFattest Citizens: 778thLargest Black Market: 903rdMost Avoided: 1,132ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,734thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,171stLargest Mining Sector: 4,836thLowest Crime Rates: 7,005thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,117thHighest Economic Output: 8,217thTop
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Most Conservative: 13,514thLargest Governments: 13,888thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,934thLargest Populations: 16,102ndMost Authoritarian: 16,645thHighest Average Incomes: 17,916thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,820th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionMost Conservative: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 14th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 24th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 25th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 29th in the regionMost Extreme: 37th in the region

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