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Most Influential: 24thMost Secular: 125thLowest Crime Rates: 156th
The Scientific Powerhouse of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Quin tu suspendis te?
General Superintendent Aleister Crowley
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Dark Matter

Population13.582 billion

CapitalAcademy City
LeaderGeneral Superintendent Aleister Crowley
FaithFlying Spaghetti Monster

CurrencyEuro
AnimalPhoenix

The Scientific Powerhouse of Dark Matter is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by General Superintendent Aleister Crowley with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 13.582 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 5,303 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 slick, highly efficient, 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 390,510 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scientists spend more time enduring government inspections than they do on actual science, the once prosperous capital is in utter decline, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars, and surfing lessons include how to ward off sharks. 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 912th in the world and 18th in Europe for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 24,976.84 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Influential: 24thMost Secular: 125thLowest Crime Rates: 156thMost Scientifically Advanced: 174thHighest Poor Incomes: 253rdMost Corrupt Governments: 289thLargest Governments: 292ndMost Efficient Economies: 314thSmartest Citizens: 380thHighest Average Tax Rates: 411thMost Developed: 428thLongest Average Lifespans: 469thLargest Information Technology Sector: 470thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 497thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 572ndMost Subsidized Industry: 744thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 853rdHighest Average Incomes: 853rdMost Beautiful Environments: 910thMost Advanced Public Education: 912thMost Cultured: 938thMost Valuable International Artwork: 997thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,074thHealthiest Citizens: 1,082ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,161stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,213thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,306thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,721stHighest Economic Output: 1,839thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,922ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,131stLargest Welfare Programs: 2,155thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,180thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,183rdTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,438thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,016thLargest Black Market: 4,311thMost Inclusive: 5,587thMost Stationary: 6,210thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,622ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,858thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 14,455thLargest Populations: 19,240th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 22nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 23rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 26th in the regionLargest Black Market: 26th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 32nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 60th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 63rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 63rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 79th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 90th in the regionMost Inclusive: 113th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 255 » Imperium Anglorum, Lexembourg, An Clar, Wombelland, Ansington, Alsted, Northern German Federation, Lovisa, Durlia, Slavorussia, The New Nordic Union, Outer Sparta, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Ahma, Bohomo, Falvaard, Dauershire, Hirota, Lieges, Nuweland, Super Happy Land, Umeria, Maritzal, Western Berlin, Puerto Thelosia, Popaholick, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Quentenia, Sinclairtown, Galway-Dublin, Regnum Italiae, Alympian Kingdom, Yahlia, Saiwania, Ostermarch, Pilipinas and Malaya, Feria-Alkaline, Saint Domingo, Soviet Krussia, Germany Third Reich, Slavonia and Srijem, Thracia Republic, Wessex and Cornwall, Irminsulia, Yoannes, North of Americas, Aristeme, Kardjali, Baycanistan, St Scarlett, and 205 others.Nardin, Purgatio, Brakanistan, The Mongol Plain, GanymedEuropa, Cre Alworkez, Eritei, South St Maarten, Monkistan, Aragonja, Leszno, Cytadela, New Touraine, Boldia, Belmoren, New Ylicia, Toaddia, Lord Sapre, Thracia and Crimea, Estonesia, Chioganah, Arorska, Jim the Baptist, Republic of Satherland, Leranditale, Kenmoria WA Mission, Seristria, Socialist Balkans, Parliamentary Laramidia, Carignanum, British Norklon, Supcotia, Monte Naranja, The Scandinavian Realm, Domton, Soviet Taoistan, Scravovia, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, ENOTRIA, Mallesia, Thils, Neuchateau, Trixeland, The-British-Isles, Betasia, Stromia, Shagolaa, Velosia, Walfo, Lyallpur, Prussian-Union, Greater Tomland, The Fair Republic, IllyrianAlbania, Godefargen, Valskraa, Rotenstein, Evergreen Keys, New Petra, Dalmannia, North Batica, Novabritannia, Norbarch, Bareu, Bathera, Free Workers Macedon, Elisabethshagen, Northwest Isles, Ausvelt, The Champions League, Chronus, Destyntine, Invernessia, Shaor, Someseni, Socialist Soviet Armenia, State Of Kian, Weeddialvon, Savinecross, Rivierenland, Canovium, Desibia, Romana Imperium de Italia, Heinsbergen, Castelblancia, Grodisze, Bombastion, Greater Albaina, Eastern Greenlands, The Seven Provinces, Abject Ludicrosity, Dreysia, Artonin, Kurfuerstentum Brandenburg-Mecklenburg, Imperium Germaniae, Martelon, Hafrsa, Serbia-Macebonia, Sukitopia, Lohika, The Kingdom of Denmark, Egyptian Mamluk Sultanate, Terdiatlans, Jahass, Viktorias, Kamovia, Leiningerland, United Engiresco, Mons Graupius, Escalver, Equatorial Zone, East Carmania, Ivernia, The Templar Papal New State, Hunas, Rogueda, Landiania, Lodhs beard, Afandar, Neo Sindria, The Haven of Corporations, Othenhiem, Vieternozsk, Ostrogotharum Praeeminebat, Trenaka, Jamesreich, Adamites, Sienkahn, Stumphosse Res, Novoavania, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Republic of Ourense, The States of Texas and Arkansas, Caoripp, Snowfeld, Enway, Alternan, Apabeossie, Esvonia, Seims, Armbruster, The Twelve Nations of Eastern Europe, Saint Pallas, Meropis, Azitupia, Athbheochan na Tuatha, Drew Durrnil, Francitanie, Crestphalia, St Jean Cap Ferrat, Ukallingrad, Hverland, NorthPortugal, Pais das Caricatas, The New Mexican Confederation, Owlograd, Exori Vis, Socialist Benelux, Arlanisa, Ostreia, Kurwia, Vostokian Union, Permorania, Cath Slar, St Parra, Pavaludia, Kadict, Hylandian Republic, Rawando, Dizgovzy, Great Hanover, Fjarrej, Dorenstad, Greater Icelandia, Heermiinaa, New Eestiball, Skorvalia, The Union of Eurasian Federal Republics, Ashckar, Abalucia, Deasulaidh, Soviet State of Ruthenia, United States of Europe-, Cotee, Northern Socialist States, New Hevania, New Decius, BETTER CANADA, Perfect Italy, Corsovica, Kanokla, German Bismarck Republic, The Great Owen, Wollaberg, San Guglielmo, Rhinowolf, Estellan, New Stracjyen, Amicities, Zarulia, Epistimi Evimeria, United Communes of Chile, Bluemerica, Tristinity, and Armra.

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