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Largest Information Technology Sector: 523rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 657thLargest Insurance Industry: 762nd
The Thassalocracy of
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If not we, then who?
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Population9.13 billion

AnimalAngler Fish

The Thassalocracy of Bayanelokavi is a colossal, orderly nation, notable for its zero percent divorce rate, aversion to nipples, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.13 billion Bayanelokavians 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, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 45.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Bayanelokavian economy, worth a remarkable 3,478 trillion Liters a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 380,980 Liters, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,289,423 per year while the poor average 83,188, a ratio of 15.5 to 1.

Many suspect the government "doth protest too much" with their curiously specific denials of conspiracy theories, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, it is said that a Bayanelokavian woman's work is never done, and the recently liberated free press cautiously uses compliment sandwiches to cushion its criticisms of Leader. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bayanelokavi's national animal is the Angler Fish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Bayanelokavi is ranked 1,135th in the world and 5th in Hoshizora for Largest Black Market, with 2,617 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 523rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 657thLargest Insurance Industry: 762ndHighest Average Incomes: 934thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,098thLargest Black Market: 1,135thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,244thLargest Mining Sector: 1,259thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,268thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,312thMost Avoided: 1,373rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,521stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,543rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,647thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,732ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,970thTop
Most Secular: 2,498thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,523rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,609thLargest Retail Industry: 2,670thMost Efficient Economies: 3,228thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,551stHighest Economic Output: 3,681stFattest Citizens: 3,954thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,708thSmartest Citizens: 5,208thLargest Governments: 5,324thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,161stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,637thLowest Crime Rates: 6,807thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,835thRudest Citizens: 6,985thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,728thMost Developed: 9,131stTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 12,218thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,902ndMost Advanced Public Education: 18,653rd
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the region

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