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Most Advanced Public Transport: 42ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 76thMost Developed: 77th
The Grand Holy Imperial Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
No Britannia Hotel! That's the prostitution hotel.
Imperial Über Kaisführer Michael I
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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General Mike

Population40.474 billion

LeaderImperial Über Kaisführer Michael I
Faithsome sort of cult

Currencyhyperinflated dollar

The Grand Holy Imperial Empire of General Mike is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Imperial Über Kaisführer Michael I with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 40.474 billion Michaels 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 enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mikegrad. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Michaean economy, worth an astonishing 13,675 trillion hyperinflated dollars 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, extremely specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Book Publishing. 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 337,888 hyperinflated dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?", a degree of self-hatred is vital for a future in politics, Imperial Über Kaisführer Michael I's opponents have adopted dogs to chase away the mailman, and all the playground's a stage for Michaean schoolchildren. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. General Mike's national animal is the Vietcong, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is some sort of cult.

General Mike is ranked 10,282nd in the world and 672nd in Lazarus for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 456,048 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 42ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 76thMost Developed: 77thLongest Average Lifespans: 83rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 84thLargest Black Market: 89thHealthiest Citizens: 91stMost Corrupt Governments: 120thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 201stMost Cultured: 215thLargest Welfare Programs: 240thMost Advanced Public Education: 262ndLowest Crime Rates: 289thHighest Economic Output: 399thSmartest Citizens: 467thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 472ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 477thMost Beautiful Environments: 479thHighest Food Quality: 572ndMost Subsidized Industry: 606thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,136thLargest Populations: 1,283rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,382ndLargest Governments: 1,426thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,588thHighest Average Incomes: 1,924thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,212thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,465thMost Patriotic: 2,755thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,238thMost Influential: 4,250thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,772ndMost Stationary: 4,945thMost Secular: 5,169thMost Efficient Economies: 7,065thMost Inclusive: 8,897thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,026thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,282ndTop
Most Authoritarian: 27,982nd
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 35th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 38th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 40th in the regionLargest Governments: 53rd in the regionMost Influential: 55th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 58th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 80th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 94th in the regionMost Patriotic: 95th in the regionMost Stationary: 108th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 151st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 188th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 196th in the regionMost Secular: 259th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 325th in the regionMost Inclusive: 438th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 499th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 672nd in the region

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