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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 164thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 413thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 614th
The Free Democratic Democracy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Protect thy ears
Imperator Joe Average XVIII
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Ear Exploder 9000

Population5.488 billion

LeaderImperator Joe Average XVIII

AnimalJoeaveragian Pike

The Free Democratic Democracy of Ear Exploder 9000 is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Imperator Joe Average XVIII with an iron fist, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, ubiquitous missile silos, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.488 billion Earexplodians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Industry is also considered important, while Spirituality and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cacophonia. The average income tax rate is 91.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Earexplodian economy, worth a remarkable 1,427 trillion Decibels 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. 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 260,182 Decibels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence, the military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, and diplomacy is a foreign concept to Earexplodians. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ear Exploder 9000's national animal is the Joeaveragian Pike, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Joeism.

Ear Exploder 9000 is ranked 247,674th in the world and 671st in 10000 Islands for Most Pro-Market, scoring -57.22 on the Rand Index.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 164thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 413thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 614thMost Influential: 861stMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,025thMost Patriotic: 1,149thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,760thMost Secular: 1,789thLargest Black Market: 2,917thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,985thTop
Most Avoided: 3,508thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,830thHighest Average Incomes: 4,568thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,520thLargest Mining Sector: 8,512thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,677thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,929thLargest Governments: 9,075thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,032ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,098thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,590thMost Efficient Economies: 15,063rdTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 15,874thMost Armed: 17,505thMost Developed: 17,862ndHighest Economic Output: 18,754thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20,050thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21,447thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25,690thMost Authoritarian: 27,496th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionTop
Most Patriotic: 11th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 33rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 34th in the regionMost Secular: 34th in the regionMost Avoided: 36th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 49th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 57th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 61st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 61st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 62nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 68th in the regionMost Armed: 84th in the regionMost Conservative: 85th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 87th in the region

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