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Largest Black Market: 525th Most Efficient Economies: 954th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,075th
The Infinite Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Nos autem vitam et mortem.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population18.064 billion

LeaderAlexander Mercer

CurrencyCybusian Credit

The Infinite Empire of Cybus1 is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Alexander Mercer with an iron fist, and remarkable for its smutty television, frequent executions, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 18.064 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arcadia. The average income tax rate is 79.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Cybusian economy, worth a remarkable 4,060 trillion Cybusian Credits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 224,769 Cybusian Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign spirits are hard to find due to an abundance of "Cletus and Jim Bob's Homemade Cybusian Moonshine", political dissidents are cut off from essential services, vaccinations are mandatory, and light entertainment isn't dead. 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 3,074th in the world and 5th in Empire of Andrew for Most Cultured, scoring 185 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Largest Black Market: 525thMost Efficient Economies: 954thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,075thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,236thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,699thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,113thHighest Economic Output: 2,130thMost Cultured: 3,074thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,479thMost Stationary: 3,572ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,588thHealthiest Citizens: 3,938thHighest Average Incomes: 4,081stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,184thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,300thLowest Crime Rates: 4,311thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,687thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,584thMost Devout: 5,610thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,965thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,471stLargest Populations: 6,783rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,860thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,956thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,249thMost Developed: 7,674thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,746thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,218thMost Influential: 8,299thLargest Governments: 8,348thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 8,986thSmartest Citizens: 10,140thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,040thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,999thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,722ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,543rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,482nd
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cybus1, light entertainment isn't dead.
  • : Following new legislation in Cybus1, vaccinations are mandatory.
  • : Following new legislation in Cybus1, political dissidents are cut off from essential services.
  • : Following new legislation in Cybus1, foreign spirits are hard to find due to an abundance of "Cletus and Jim Bob's Homemade Cybusian Moonshine".
  • : Following new legislation in Cybus1, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year.
  • : Following new legislation in Cybus1, NPCs in MMORPGs regularly interrupt cutscenes with OOC reminders that they aren't real people.
  • : Cybus1 lodged a message on the Empire of Andrew Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Cybus1, Alexander Mercer signs the laws but abides by none of them.
  • : Following new legislation in Cybus1, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies.
  • : Following new legislation in Cybus1, politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back.


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