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Most Subsidized Industry: 52ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 84thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 151st
The Candlewhisper Archive Puppet of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Built to Last.
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Finalanswer Archive

Population15.656 billion

CapitalLastplace
LeaderOmega Zak
FaithNihilism

CurrencyLast Resort
AnimalTerminal Zebra

The Candlewhisper Archive Puppet of Finalanswer Archive is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Omega Zak with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, ban on automobiles, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 15.656 billion Zaarchiveans 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lastplace. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Finalanswer Archivean economy, worth a remarkable 3,304 trillion Last Resorts a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Retail 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. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an amazing 211,064 Last Resorts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

People across the world seek to be healthier by eliminating carbs, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Finalanswer Archive, short is not always sweet, and scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Finalanswer Archive's national animal is the Terminal Zebra, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Nihilism.

Finalanswer Archive is ranked 255,521st in the world and 704th in 10000 Islands for Most Pro-Market, scoring -67.44 on the Rand Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 52ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 84thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 151stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 166thMost Primitive: 221stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 234thMost Advanced Public Transport: 291stMost Corrupt Governments: 321stMost Avoided: 367thHighest Crime Rates: 655thFattest Citizens: 757thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 799thLargest Retail Industry: 855thLargest Black Market: 979thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,096thMost Efficient Economies: 2,354thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 3,658thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,899thMost Armed: 4,690thMost Secular: 5,087thHighest Economic Output: 6,237thLargest Governments: 6,600thHighest Average Incomes: 8,504thNudest: 8,918thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,012thMost Influential: 14,314thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 20,014thMost Conservative: 20,860thLargest Populations: 24,491st
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 9th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionFattest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 14th in the regionNudest: 34th in the regionMost Armed: 37th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 39th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 41st in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 52nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 53rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 63rd in the regionMost Secular: 76th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 86th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Finalanswer Archive, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Finalanswer Archive, short is not always sweet.
  • : Following new legislation in Finalanswer Archive, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Finalanswer Archive.
  • : Following new legislation in Finalanswer Archive, people across the world seek to be healthier by eliminating carbs.
  • : Finalanswer Archive was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Finalanswer Archive, the passport doubles as a birth certificate.
  • : Following new legislation in Finalanswer Archive, if foreigners can hit a spittoon from five paces they get a free holiday to Finalanswer Archive.
  • : Following new legislation in Finalanswer Archive, the nation's train stations are widely considered to be the ugliest in 10000 Islands.
  • : Following new legislation in Finalanswer Archive, the nation's historic treasures have been sold off to Maxtopia's "Museum of Finalanswer Archivean Artifacts That They're Too Stupid to Appreciate".
  • : Finalanswer Archive was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.

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