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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,264thMost Rebellious Youth: 19,309thMost Devout: 21,208th
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Chaotic Badlands

Population2.543 billion


The Confederacy of Chaotic Badlands is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its digital currency, frequent executions, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 2.543 billion Chaotic Badlandsians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 38.3%.

The Chaotic Badlandsian economy, worth 111 trillion guilders 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 black market in Gambling, Automobile Manufacturing, Soda Sales, and Basket Weaving. 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 43,727 guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Poets and writers are regularly rounded up and shot for entertainment, many are asking why the latest naval vessel is named after Saint Bartholomeus the Many Handed, finding half a worm in your apple is an arrestable offense, and some say Leader has gone MAD after authorizing the development of apocalyptic biological weapons. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Chaotic Badlands's national animal is the crocodile, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Chaotic Badlands is ranked 146,808th in the world and 1,006th in Ambition for Most Avoided, scoring 2.12 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,264thMost Rebellious Youth: 19,309thMost Devout: 21,208thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,287thMost Ignorant Citizens: 24,838th
Most Ignorant Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Conservative: 16th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 18th in the regionTop
Most Patriotic: 54th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 104th in the regionBest Weather: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 107th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 132nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 154th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 206th in the regionMost Pacifist: 245th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 261st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 278th in the regionMost Average: 308th in the region

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