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Most Developed: 39thMost Advanced Public Transport: 48thLongest Average Lifespans: 49th
The Grand Holy Imperial Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Even the end of the world will be dull and a let down.
Imperial Über Kaisführer Michael I
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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General Mike

Population33.955 billion

CapitalMikegrad
LeaderImperial Über Kaisführer Michael I
Faithsome sort of cult

Currencyhyperinflated dollar
AnimalVietcong

The Grand Holy Imperial Empire of General Mike is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Imperial Über Kaisführer Michael I with an iron fist, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, ritual sacrifices, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 33.955 billion Michaeans 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 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 11,171 trillion hyperinflated dollars 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, highly 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. Average income is an amazing 328,995 hyperinflated dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Children are often punished for the sins of the fathers, the freedom to be free is always just out of reach, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous, and Imperial Über Kaisführer Michael I signs the laws but abides by none of them. 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 48th in the world and 4th in Lazarus for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 16,873.33 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Most Developed: 39thMost Advanced Public Transport: 48thLongest Average Lifespans: 49thHealthiest Citizens: 55thLargest Black Market: 61stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 83rdMost Corrupt Governments: 86thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 131stMost Cultured: 145thLargest Welfare Programs: 199thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 218thLowest Crime Rates: 229thMost Advanced Public Education: 280thMost Subsidized Industry: 304thMost Beautiful Environments: 327thSmartest Citizens: 368thHighest Economic Output: 374thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 418thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 444thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 765thHighest Average Tax Rates: 859thLargest Governments: 1,076thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,145thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,242ndLargest Populations: 1,427thHighest Average Incomes: 1,552ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,064thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,558thMost Influential: 3,774thMost Efficient Economies: 4,538thMost Secular: 4,564thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,211thMost Stationary: 6,518thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,309thMost Inclusive: 7,406thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,338th
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Most Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 32nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 38th in the regionLargest Populations: 43rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 47th in the regionLargest Governments: 51st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 56th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 72nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 73rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 74th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 110th in the regionMost Stationary: 127th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 195th in the regionMost Secular: 238th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 255th in the regionMost Inclusive: 338th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 421st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 467th in the region

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