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Most Developed: 36thLongest Average Lifespans: 45thMost Advanced Public Transport: 48th
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

Population32.989 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, orderly nation, ruled by Imperial Über Kaisführer Michael I with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, enslaved workforce, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 32.989 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, 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 10,925 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 331,183 hyperinflated dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

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 20,599th in the world and 890th in Lazarus for Most Authoritarian, with 2,348.81 milliStalins.

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Most Developed: 36thLongest Average Lifespans: 45thMost Advanced Public Transport: 48thLargest Black Market: 50thHealthiest Citizens: 54thMost Corrupt Governments: 76thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 89thMost Cultured: 139thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 150thLargest Welfare Programs: 207thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 208thLowest Crime Rates: 216thMost Subsidized Industry: 260thMost Advanced Public Education: 282ndMost Beautiful Environments: 322ndSmartest Citizens: 334thHighest Economic Output: 350thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 398thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 419thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 658thHighest Average Tax Rates: 845thHighest Poor Incomes: 868thLargest Governments: 1,053rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,109thHighest Average Incomes: 1,435thLargest Populations: 1,452ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,926thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,145thMost Influential: 3,189thMost Efficient Economies: 4,387thMost Secular: 4,391stLargest Publishing Industry: 4,413thMost Stationary: 6,763rdMost Inclusive: 6,904thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,504thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,995thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 20,599th
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Most Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 31st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 39th in the regionLargest Populations: 49th in the regionLargest Governments: 52nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 54th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 59th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 79th in the regionMost Influential: 82nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 98th in the regionMost Stationary: 130th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 213th in the regionMost Secular: 220th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 223rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 316th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 428th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 437th in the region

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