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Most Influential: 29thMost Secular: 66thMost Scientifically Advanced: 153rd
The Scientific Powerhouse of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Quin tu suspendis te?
General Superintendent Aleister Crowley
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Dark Matter

Population12.181 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 remarkable for its national health service, frequent executions, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 12.181 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 4,910 trillion Euros 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 large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. 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 an amazing 403,091 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People invite random old men into their homes to play with their kids, the vow 'til death do us part' is often taken as an invitation to murder, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast, and the police insist that racism does not exist. 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 6,528th in the world and 23rd in Europe for Most Stationary, with 1,957.66541376 Days.

Most Influential: 29thMost Secular: 66thMost Scientifically Advanced: 153rdLowest Crime Rates: 155thMost Corrupt Governments: 286thLargest Governments: 290thMost Efficient Economies: 301stHighest Poor Incomes: 312thSmartest Citizens: 381stHighest Average Tax Rates: 414thLargest Information Technology Sector: 428thMost Developed: 462ndMost Subsidized Industry: 472ndLongest Average Lifespans: 526thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 562ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 615thMost Advanced Public Education: 681stHighest Average Incomes: 711thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 747thMost Valuable International Artwork: 813thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 817thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 883rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,024thMost Cultured: 1,030thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,080thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,136thHealthiest Citizens: 1,310thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,405thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,700thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,714thHighest Economic Output: 1,842ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,858thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,859thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,917thTop
Largest Black Market: 2,093rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,833rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,445thMost Inclusive: 5,172ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,384thMost Stationary: 6,528thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,556thTop
Most Authoritarian: 13,269thLargest Retail Industry: 19,973rdLargest Populations: 20,149th
Most Secular: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 23rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 25th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Cultured: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 28th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 29th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 30th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 64th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 68th in the regionLargest Populations: 69th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 82nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 87th in the regionMost Inclusive: 95th in the region

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