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Most Influential: 22ndMost Secular: 77thMost Scientifically Advanced: 146th
The Scientific Powerhouse of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Quin tu suspendis te?
General Superintendent Aleister Crowley
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Dark Matter

Population14.466 billion

CapitalAcademy City
LeaderGeneral Superintendent Aleister Crowley
FaithFlying Spaghetti Monster

CurrencyEuro
AnimalPhoenix

The Scientific Powerhouse of Dark Matter is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by General Superintendent Aleister Crowley with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 14.466 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 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 5,448 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 376,657 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Senior citizens are often found slaving away in factories, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock", the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens, and vast amounts of energy are expended moving water to hilltop lakes. 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 497th in the world and 12th in Europe for Longest Average Lifespans, with 96.91 years.

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Most Influential: 22ndMost Secular: 77thMost Scientifically Advanced: 146thLowest Crime Rates: 152ndLargest Governments: 282ndMost Corrupt Governments: 306thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 312thMost Efficient Economies: 318thMost Patriotic: 335thSmartest Citizens: 361stHighest Average Tax Rates: 397thHighest Poor Incomes: 424thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 440thMost Developed: 448thLongest Average Lifespans: 497thLargest Information Technology Sector: 552ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 872ndMost Beautiful Environments: 925thMost Cultured: 936thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 963rdMost Subsidized Industry: 976thHighest Average Incomes: 1,034thHealthiest Citizens: 1,054thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,060thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,303rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,321stHighest Food Quality: 1,385thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,546thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,581stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,773rdHighest Economic Output: 1,849thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,038thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,293rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,332ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,470thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,578thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,144thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,475thMost Stationary: 5,948thMost Inclusive: 6,237thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,811thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,845thTop
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Largest Populations: 18,722ndMost Authoritarian: 20,720th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 25th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 25th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 26th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 28th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 30th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 32nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 42nd in the regionLargest Populations: 63rd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 89th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 116th in the regionLargest Black Market: 123rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 124th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 124th in the region

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