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Most Influential: 21stMost Secular: 91stMost Scientifically Advanced: 151st
The Scientific Powerhouse of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Quin tu suspendis te? Et ut Deus Ucraniam custodiat
General Superintendent Aleister Crowley
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Dark Matter

Population16.229 billion

CapitalAcademy City
LeaderGeneral Superintendent Aleister Crowley
FaithFlying Spaghetti Monster


The Scientific Powerhouse of Dark Matter is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by General Superintendent Aleister Crowley with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 16.229 billion Espers are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Academy City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient scientific economy, worth a remarkable 6,242 trillion Euros a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 384,667 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dark Matter isn't what it used to be, all guns must be registered, on-duty Air Dark Matter flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class, and conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dark Matter's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Dark Matter is ranked 208,976th in the world and 847th in Europe for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.82 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Influential: 21stMost Secular: 91stMost Scientifically Advanced: 151stLowest Crime Rates: 158thLargest Governments: 279thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 308thMost Corrupt Governments: 321stMost Efficient Economies: 331stSmartest Citizens: 370thHighest Average Tax Rates: 377thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 404thMost Developed: 430thLongest Average Lifespans: 476thMost Patriotic: 534thHighest Poor Incomes: 593rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 604thMost Cultured: 914thMost Beautiful Environments: 922ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 959thMost Valuable International Artwork: 964thMost Advanced Public Education: 966thHealthiest Citizens: 1,022ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,061stHighest Average Incomes: 1,081stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,301stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,361stHighest Food Quality: 1,423rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,471stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,661stHighest Economic Output: 1,699thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,787thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,948thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,274thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,364thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,403rdLargest Welfare Programs: 2,556thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,338thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,309thMost Stationary: 5,501stMost Inclusive: 6,071stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,758thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,901stTop
Largest Populations: 17,605thMost Authoritarian: 19,340thBest Weather: 21,106th
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Patriotic: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 17th in the regionMost Stationary: 18th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 26th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 26th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 26th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 28th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 34th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 34th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 35th in the regionLargest Populations: 54th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 54th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 84th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 91st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 99th in the regionMost Inclusive: 126th in the region

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