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Rudest Citizens: 1,086thMost Secular: 2,017thFattest Citizens: 2,206th
The Dreamworld of
Capitalist Paradise
Where everyone is just living their dream!
Architect
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Codestream

Population3.348 billion

CapitalMegacity
LeaderArchitect
FaithLucid Dreaming

CurrencyByte
AnimalCorrupted Code

The Dreamworld of Codestream is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Architect with an even hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.348 billion Codestream are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Megacity. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 38.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Coded economy, worth 643 trillion Bytes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 192,134 Bytes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 815,250 per year while the poor average 29,207, a ratio of 27.9 to 1.

Immigrants are told to pull themselves up by their worn-out budget bootstraps, late night talk show hosts are having a field day over Architect's questionably sane new coalition partners, unsolved crimes are often pinned on veterans with PTSD, and belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace'. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Codestream's national animal is the Corrupted Code, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Lucid Dreaming.

Codestream is ranked 30,434th in the world and 10th in Greater Dienstad for Most Pro-Market, scoring 71.44 on the Rand Index.

Top
1%
Rudest Citizens: 1,086thMost Secular: 2,017thTop
5%
Fattest Citizens: 2,206thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,890thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,119thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,434thMost Avoided: 3,672ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,917thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,295thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,586thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,810thMost Efficient Economies: 5,810thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,920thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,187thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,232ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,606thHighest Average Incomes: 7,045thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,336thLargest Black Market: 7,563rdMost Armed: 8,883rdMost Subsidized Industry: 9,868thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,149thTop
10%
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,330thSmartest Citizens: 11,082ndLargest Insurance Industry: 11,993rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,883rdMost Corrupt Governments: 14,398thLargest Gambling Industry: 14,993rdHighest Drug Use: 15,181stHighest Crime Rates: 20,117thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,284th
Top
5%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Rudest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Codestream was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Codestream was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Codestream, belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace'.
  • : Following new legislation in Codestream, unsolved crimes are often pinned on veterans with PTSD.
  • : Following new legislation in Codestream, late night talk show hosts are having a field day over Architect's questionably sane new coalition partners.
  • : Following new legislation in Codestream, immigrants are told to pull themselves up by their worn-out budget bootstraps.
  • : Following new legislation in Codestream, costumed characters wearing Maxtopian Grass leaves remind citizens that the government now sells the green stuff.
  • : Codestream was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Codestream, mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation.
  • : Following new legislation in Codestream, Bigtopian relations have become a minefield.

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