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Largest Black Market: 421stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 783rdLargest Publishing Industry: 862nd
The Infinite Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Nos autem vitam et mortem.
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Population20.078 billion

LeaderAlexander Mercer

CurrencyCybusian Credit

The Infinite Empire of Cybus1 is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Alexander Mercer with an iron fist, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, complete lack of prisons, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 20.078 billion Cybusians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arcadia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 78.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Cybusian economy, worth a remarkable 5,150 trillion Cybusian Credits a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Tourism, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 256,503 Cybusian Credits, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

Family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, the inside lane of every highway is for parked vehicles only, and squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cybus1's national animal is the Volcra, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Mercerism.

Cybus1 is ranked 178,812th in the world and 10th in Empire of Andrew for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -6.6 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Largest Black Market: 421stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 783rdLargest Publishing Industry: 862ndHighest Economic Output: 1,760thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,854thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,871stTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,602ndMost Cultured: 2,995thHighest Average Incomes: 3,123rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,289thMost Stationary: 3,304thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,410thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,809thHealthiest Citizens: 3,886thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,909thLowest Crime Rates: 4,290thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,429thMost Efficient Economies: 4,870thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,176thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,454thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,847thMost Devout: 6,251stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,482ndLargest Populations: 6,510thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,984thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,393rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,443rdMost Developed: 7,894thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,077thLargest Governments: 8,537thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,499thMost Influential: 9,507thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,763rdSmartest Citizens: 9,849thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,179thTop
Most Armed: 11,417thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,645thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,987thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,963rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,416th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the region

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